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Kobes, Jonathan Allen

Born 1974 in Sioux City, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on June 11, 2018, to a seat vacated by Roger Leland Wollman. Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 2018, and received commission on December 12, 2018.

Education:
Dordt College, B.A., 1996
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Roger L. Wollman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2000-2001
Honors attorney, Central Intelligence Agency, 2002-2003
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of South Dakota, 2003-2005
Private practice, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2005-2008
Counsel, advisor, and senior counsel, POET, LLC, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2008-2012
Senior regulatory counsel, DuPont Pioneer, Johnston, Iowa, 2012-2013
Director of corporate compliance, Raven Industries, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2013-2014
Office of U.S. Sen. M. Michael Rounds, South Dakota, 2014-2018; deputy director, transition, 2014-2015; political fund designee, 2014-2016; deputy chief of staff and counsel, 2015-2016, ethics certification officer, 2014-2018, general counsel, 2016-2018