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U.S. Court of Federal Claims: Kaplan, Elaine Debra

Born 1955 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Nominated by Barack Obama on March 19, 2013, to a seat vacated by Christine Odell Cook Miller. Confirmed by the Senate on September 17, 2013, and received commission on November 1, 2013.

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1976
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:
Law clerk in private practice, Washington, D.C., 1979
Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, 1979-1983
Staff attorney, State and Local Legal Center, Washington, D.C., 1983-1984
National Treasury Employees Union, 1984-1998; assistant counsel, 1984-1987; assistant director of litigation, 1987-1988; deputy director of litigation, 1988; deputy general counsel, 1989-1998
Special counsel, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, 1998-2003
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2003-2004
Senior deputy general counsel, National Treasury Employees Union, 2004-2009
General counsel, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 2009-2013