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Collins, Daniel Paul

Born 1963 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on February 6, 2019, to a seat vacated by Harry Pregerson. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 2019, and received commission on May 22, 2019.

Harvard College, A.B., 1985
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1988

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1988-1989
Attorney-advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, 1989-1991
Law clerk, Hon. Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, 1991-1992
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1992-1996
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1996-2001, 2003-2019
Adjunct professor, Loyola Law School, 1997, 1998, 2017, 2018
Associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001-2003

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, November 13, 2018; no Senate vote