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Friedland, Michelle Taryn
Born 1972 in Berkeley, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Raymond C. Fisher. Confirmed by the Senate on April 28, 2014, and received commission on April 29, 2014.

Stanford University, B.S., 1995
Stanford Law School, J.D., 2000

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. David Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2000-2001
Law clerk, Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001-2002
Lecturer in law, Stanford Law School, 2002-2004
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 2004-2014

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, August 1, 2013; no Senate vote


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