John Byron Owens

Personal

Birthday: 
1971
Birthplace: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1996-1997
Law clerk, Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States, 1997-1998
Trial attorney, Office of Consumer Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998-1999
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2000-2001
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 2001-2004
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California, 2004-2012; deputy chief, Major Frauds Section, 2008-2010; chief, Criminal Division, 2010-2011
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 2012-2014

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, August 1, 2013; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of California, Berkeley
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1993
Name of School - Second: 

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 - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1996

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Court Name: 

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/2/2014
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