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U.S. Court of Federal Claims: Kaplan, Elaine Debra

Born 1955 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Nominated by Barack Obama on March 19, 2013, to a seat vacated by Christine Odell Cook Miller. Confirmed by the Senate on September 17, 2013, and received commission on November 1, 2013.

Education:
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1976
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:
Law clerk in private practice, Washington, D.C., 1979
Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, 1979-1983
Staff attorney, State and Local Legal Center, Washington, D.C., 1983-1984
National Treasury Employees Union, 1984-1998; assistant counsel, 1984-1987; assistant director of litigation, 1987-1988; deputy director of litigation, 1988; deputy general counsel, 1989-1998
Special counsel, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, 1998-2003
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2003-2004
Senior deputy general counsel, National Treasury Employees Union, 2004-2009
General counsel, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 2009-2013