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Chung, Cindy Kyounga

Born 1975 in Omaha, NE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Joseph R. Biden on January 3, 2023, to a seat vacated by D. Brooks Smith. Confirmed by the Senate on February 13, 2023, and received commission on February 21, 2023.

Yale University, B.A., 1997
Columbia Law School, J.D., 2002

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Myron H. Thompson, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, 2002-2003
District attorney's office, New York County, New York, 2003-2009; assistant district attorney, Trial Bureau 50, 2003-2007; investigation counsel, Official Corruption Unit, 2007-2009
Trial attorney, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2009-2014
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2014-2021; acting deputy chief, Violent Crimes Section, 2015-2017 (intermittently); deputy chief, Major Crimes Section, 2018-2020
Adjunct professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2021
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2021-2023

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, July 12, 2022; no Senate vote