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Pacold, Martha Maria

Born 1979 in Richmond, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on May 21, 2019, to a seat vacated by John W. Darrah. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 2019, and received commission on August 16, 2019.

Indiana University, B.A., 1999
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2002

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2002-2003
Law clerk, Hon. Jay S. Bybee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2003-2004
Law clerk, Hon. Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States, 2004-2005
Counsel to the attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 2005-2006
Special assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, 2006-2007
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 2007-2017
U.S. Department of the Treasury, 2017-2019; executive secretary, 2017; deputy general counsel, 2017-2019

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, June 11, 2018; no Senate vote