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Branch, Elizabeth Lee

Born 1968 in Atlanta, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on January 8, 2018, to a seat vacated by Frank M. Hull. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 2018, and received commission on March 19, 2018.

Davidson College, B.A., 1990
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1994

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. J. Owen Forrester, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1994-1996
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996-2004, 2008-2012
Associate general counsel for rules and legislation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2004-2005
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 2005-2008; special assistant to the administrator, 2005-2006; counselor to the administrator, 2006-2008
Judge, Court of Appeals of Georgia, 2012-2018

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, September 7, 2017; no Senate vote