Biden announces Rachel Bloomekatz and Florence Pan as judicial candidates

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Biden announces Rachel Bloomekatz and Florence Pan as judicial candidates

President Biden announced the appointments of Rachel S. Bloomekatz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Florence Y. Pan to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Bloomekatz and Pan were elected to ALI in 2021 and 2013, respectively.

From the White House press release:

Rachel S. Bloomekatz: Candidate 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 Director at Gupta Wessler PLLC. She was previously a partner at Jones Day LLC in Columbus, Ohio from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Bloomekatz served as an assistant attorney general in the attorney general’s office in Boston, Massachusetts from 2010 to 2011. From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Bloomekatz served as law clerk to the Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court. From 2009 to 2010, she served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Margaret Marshall at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. From 2008 to 2009, Ms. Bloomekatz served as legal clerk to Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Ms. Bloomekatz received her JD from UCLA Law School in 2008 and her AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 2004.

Judge Florence Y. Pan: Nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Judge Florence Y. Pan has served on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia since 2021. She previously served as an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 2009 to 2021. From 1999 to 2009, Judge Pan served as an attorney Assistant United States Attorney at the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, where she also served as Deputy Chief of the Appeals Division from 2007 to 2009. From 1998 to 1999, she worked at the United States Treasury Department United States, first as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Financial Markets in 1998, then as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Internal Finance in 1999. Justice Pan worked for the United States Department of Justice in 1995 to 1998, during which time she was a Bristow Fellow in the Solicitor General’s Office from 1995 to 1996 and an attorney in the Criminal Division Appeal Division from 1996 to 1998. She served as law clerk to Judge Ralph K. Winter in the courtyard of Appeals for the United States Second Circuit t from 1994 to 1995, and for Judge Michael B. Mukasey in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1993 to 1994.

Justice Pan received her JD with honors from Stanford Law School in 1993, and her BA and BS, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.

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