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Lee, Kenneth Kiyul

Born 1975 in Seoul, South Korea

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 Stephen Roy Reinhardt. Confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 2019, and received commission on June 12, 2019.

Cornell University, B.A., 1997
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2000-2001
Private practice, New York City, 2001-2006
Special counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 2005
Associate counsel and special assistant, President George W. Bush, 2006-2009
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 2009-2019
Adjunct faculty member, Pepperdine Law School, 2010-2011

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

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