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Roberts, Richard W.
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1998, to a seat vacated by Charles R. Richey. Confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 1998, and received commission on June 23, 1998. Served as chief judge, 2013-2016. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on March 16, 2016.
Vassar College, A.B., 1974
School for International Training (now SIT Graduate Institute), M.I.A., 1975
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1978
Trial attorney, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-1982
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1982-1986
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1986-1988
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1988-1995; principal assistant U.S. attorney, 1993-1995
Chief, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1995-1998
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2013-2016