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Wilken, Claudia Ann

Born 1949 in Minneapolis, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 7, 1993, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 22, 1993. Served as chief judge, 2012-2014. Assumed senior status on December 17, 2014.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1983-1993

Stanford University, B.A., 1971
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Staff attorney, Federal Public Defender's Office, Northern District of California, 1975-1978
Private practice, Berkeley, California, 1978-1984
Adjunct professor, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1978-1984
Professor, New College School of Law, 1980-1985
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2016-2019