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Sannes, Brenda Kay

Born 1958 in Billings, MT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 8, 2014, to a seat vacated by Norman A. Mordue. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 2014, and received commission on November 21, 2014.

Carleton College, B.A., 1980
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1983

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Jerome Farris, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1983-1984
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1984-1988
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1988-1995; high intensity drug trafficking coordinator and deputy chief, Narcotics Section, 1994
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of New York, 1995-2014; chief, Appellate Division, 2005-2014; Syracuse office manager, 2010-2014