James Donato

Personal

Birthday: 
1960
Birthplace: 
Pasadena, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Procter R. Hug, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1988-1989
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1990-1993, 1996-2014
Deputy city attorney, San Francisco, California, 1993-1996

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, June 20, 2013; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of California, Berkeley
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1983
Name of School - Second: 
Harvard University
Degree - Second: 
A.M.
Degree Year - Second: 
1984
Name of School - Third: 

Stanford University Law School

At Stanford Law School, excellence is a given. Our community: engaged faculty and students, influential alumni, dedicated staff is united in its belief that a Stanford Law degree is a powerful tool for change. Our programs: intensive curriculum, hands-on legal clinics, high-profile academic centers cultivate professional skills and values, inspire new ideas, and engage leaders in developing solutions. And our resources: from cutting-edge facilities to the diverse advantages of Stanford University make the Stanford Law campus an ideal environment for exploring and mastering the law.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1988

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
Court Name: 

California Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
2/26/2014
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