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Pepper, Pamela

Born 1964 in New Orleans, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 1, 2014, to a seat vacated by Charles N. Clevert, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 2014, and received commission on December 8, 2014. Served as chief judge, 2019-present.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Illinois, 2005-2009
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2005-2014; chief bankruptcy judge, 2010-2014

Northwestern University, B.S., 1986
Cornell Law School, J.D., 1989
Marquette University, Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2003

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Frank M. Johnson, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1989-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1990-1994
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1994-1997
Private practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1997-2005