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Donato, James

Born 1960 in Pasadena, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by James Ware. Confirmed by the Senate on February 25, 2014, and received commission on February 26, 2014.

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1983
Harvard University, A.M., 1984
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1988

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Procter R. Hug, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1988-1989
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1990-1993, 1996-2014
Deputy city attorney, San Francisco, California, 1993-1996

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, June 20, 2013; no Senate vote