Merrick B. Garland
 

Hon. Merrick B. Garland
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Address: E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Fifth Floor, Room 5205
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 216-7460
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Web site: http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/

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Chief Judge Garland was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in April 1997 and he became Chief Judge on February 12, 2013. He graduated from Harvard College (summa cum laude) in 1974 and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) in 1977. Following graduation, he served as law clerk to Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. From 1979 to 1981, he was Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States. He then joined the law firm of Arnold & Porter, where he was a partner from 1985 to 1989 and from 1992 to 1993. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1989 to 1992, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1993 to 1994. From 1994 until his appointment as U.S. Circuit Judge, Judge Garland served as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, where his responsibilities included the supervision of the Oklahoma City bombing and UNABOM prosecutions. He has taught antitrust law at Harvard Law School and has served as co-chair of the administrative law section of the District of Columbia Bar.

Current Employment Position(s):
Chief Judge, since February 12, 2013

Appointed 1997
Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia, 1979
Education:
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977
J.D.
Honors: magna cum laude

Harvard College, Massachusetts, 1974
Honors: summa cum laude

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Antitrust Law, Harvard Law School

Professional Associations and Memberships:
District of Columbia Bar
Co-Chair, Administrative Law Section

Past Employment Positions:
Oklahoma City, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, 1994 - 1997

Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, 1993 - 1994

Arnold & Porter, Partner, 1992 - 1993

District of Columbia, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1989 - 1992

Arnold & Porter, Partner, 1985 - 1989

Attorney General of the United States, Special Assistant

U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Law Clerk, 1979 - 1981

Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Law Clerk, 1979 - 1981


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