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Heytens, Toby Jay

Born 1975 in Duluth, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Joseph R. Biden on July 13, 2021, to a seat vacated by Barbara Milano Keenan. Confirmed by the Senate on November 1, 2021, and received commission on November 2, 2021.

Macalester College, B.A., 1997
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2000

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Edward R. Becker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2000-2001
Bristow Fellow, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001-2002
Law clerk, Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States, 2002-2003
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2003-2006, 2014
Visiting assistant professor, Cornell Law School, 2005
University of Virginia School of Law, 2006-2021; associate professor, 2006-2014; co-director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, 2011, 2014-2015, 2016-2017; professor, 2014-2021; David H. Ibbeken '71 Research Professor, 2015-2018
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 2007-2010
Appellate practice transition counsel, Office of the Attorney General, State of Virginia, 2018
Solicitor general, State of Virginia, 2018-2021