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Berner, Nicole Gina

Born 1965 in Woking, England

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Joseph R. Biden on January 8, 2024, to a seat vacated by Diana Jane Gribbon Motz. Confirmed by the Senate on March 19, 2024, and received commission on March 19, 2024.

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1988
University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy, M.P.P., 1996
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 1996

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Betty Binns Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1996-1997
Law clerk, Hon. Thelton E. Henderson, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1997-1998
Private practice, Jerusalem, Israel, 1999-2000
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2000-2004
Staff attorney, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Washington, D.C., 2004-2006
Service Employees International Union, Washington, D.C., 2006-2024; associate general counsel, 2006-2014; deputy general counsel, 2014-2017; general counsel (on full-time retainer from law firm), 2017-2024
Adjunct professor, Vanderbilt Law School, 2023-2024

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, November 27, 2023; no Senate vote