William Curtis Bryson
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Hon. William Curtis Bryson
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Address: Room 401
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439
Phone: (202) 275-8000
Fax: (202) 275-9678
(202) 275-8030 (Daily Disposition Sheet Voice Recording)
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Web site: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/

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WILLIAM C. BRYSON was appointed by President William J. Clinton in 1994. Prior to his appointment, Judge Bryson was with the United States Department of Justice from 1978 to 1994. During that period, he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General [1978-79], Chief of the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division [1979-83], Counsel to the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section [1983-86], Deputy Solicitor General [1986-94], Acting Solicitor General [1989 and 1993], and Acting Associate Attorney General [1994]. He was an Associate at the Washington, DC law firm of Miller, Cassidy, Larroca and Lewin from 1975 to 1978. Judge Bryson served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry J. Friendly, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1973 to 1974, and as Law Clerk to the Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States, from 1974 to 1975. Judge Bryson received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1969 and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1973.

Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Circuit Judge, since January 7, 2013

Appointed 1994 by President William J. Clinton
Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia, 1975
Education:
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1973
J.D.

Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969
A.B.

Past Employment Positions:
Hon. Henry Friendly, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Law Clerk, 1973 - 1974

United States Supreme Court, Hon. Thurgood Marshall, Justice, Law Clerk, 1974 - 1975

Miller, Cassidy, Larocca and Lewin, Associate, 1975 - 1978

United States Department of Justice, Assistant to Solicitor General, 1978 - 1979

United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Appellate Section, Chief, 1979 - 1982

United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, Special Counsel, 1982 - 1986

United States Department of Justice, Deputy Solicitor General, 1986 - 1994

United States Department of Justice, Acting Solicitor General, 1989, 1993

United States Department of Justice, Acting Associate Attorney General, 1994

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Circuit Judge, September 24, 1994 - January 7, 2013


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