Federal Judicial Service: Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 10, 1995, to a seat vacated by David V. Kenyon. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1995, and received commission on December 26, 1995. Service terminated on August 3, 1998, due to appointment to another judicial position. Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Nominated on January 27, 1998, to a seat vacated by J. Clifford Wallace. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1998, and received commission on August 3, 1998.
Education: University of California, Los Angeles, A.B., 1976; University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1979
Professional Career: Law clerk, Hon. William P. Gray, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1979-1980; Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1980-1995; Member, Justice Team I, Clinton-Gore Presidential Transition Team, 1992-1993; Member, Mayoral Transition Committee, Mayor-Elect Richard Riordan, Los Angeles, California, 1993