Biden Announces Rachel Bloomekatz and Florence Pan as Judicial Candidates
President Biden has announced the nomination of Rachel S. Bloomekatz to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Florence Y. Pan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Bloomekatz and Pan were elected to the ALI in 2021 and 2013, respectively.
From the White House press release:
Rachel S. Bloomekatz: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Rachel S. Bloomekatz is a solo practitioner at Bloomekatz Law LLC, which she founded in 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. From 2016 to 2019, Ms. Bloomekatz was a principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC. She was previously an associate at Jones Day LLC in Columbus, Ohio from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Bloomekatz served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General in Boston, Massachusetts from 2010 to 2011. From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Bloomekatz served as a law clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. From 2009 to 2010, she served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Margaret Marshall on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. From 2008 to 2009, Ms. Bloomekatz served as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Ms. Bloomekatz received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2008 and her A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 2004.
Judge Florence Y. Pan: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Judge Florence Y. Pan has served on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia since 2021. She previously served as an Associate Judge on the Superior Court for the District of Columbia from 2009 to 2021. From 1999 to 2009, Judge Pan served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she also served as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division from 2007 to 2009. From 1998 to 1999, she worked at the U.S. Department of Treasury, first as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets in 1998 and then as a Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Domestic Finance in 1999. Judge Pan worked for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1995 to 1998, during which time she was a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General from 1995 to 1996 and an attorney in the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division from 1996 to 1998. She served as a law clerk for Judge Ralph K. Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1994 to 1995, and for Judge Michael B. Mukasey on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1993 to 1994.
Judge Pan received her J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School in 1993, and her B.A. and B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.
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