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Chen, Edward Milton

Born 1953 in Oakland, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Martin J. Jenkins. Confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 2011, and received commission on May 12, 2011.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2001-2011

Education:
University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1975
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Charles B. Renfrew, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1979-1980
Attorney, Asian Law Caucus, San Francisco, California, 1980-1981
Law clerk, Hon. James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1981-1982
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1982-1985
Staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California, 1985-2001

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, August 6, 2009; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, January 20, 2010; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, September 13, 2010; no Senate vote