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Bashant, Cynthia Ann

Born 1960 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Irma Elsa Gonzalez. Confirmed by the Senate on April 30, 2014, and received commission on May 8, 2014.

Smith College, A.B., 1982
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1986

Professional Career:

Private practice, San Diego, California, 1986-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California, 1989-2000; deputy chief of narcotics, 1995-1997; chief of border crimes, 1997-1998
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 2000-2014; presiding judge, juvenile court, 2010-2013

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, September 19, 2013; no Senate vote