Pamela Ki Mai Chen

Personal

Birthday: 
1961
Birthplace: 
Chicago, IL
Race or Ethnicity: 
Asian American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1986-1991
Trial attorney, Special Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1991-1998; senior trial attorney, 1992-1998
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1998-2007, 2008-2013; chief, Civil Rights Litigation Unit, 2003-2006; deputy chief, Public Integrity Section, 2006-2007; chief, Civil Rights Section, 2006-2007, 2008-2013
Deputy commissioner for enforcement, New York State Division of Human Rights, 2008

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, August 2, 2012; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
University of Michigan
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1983
Name of School - Second: 

Georgetown University Law Center

The Law Center provides a world of opportunities. We offer more courses and more seminars on domestic and international topics than any other law school in the country. Our program in clinical education, ranked among the best in the nation, offers a wide range of legal assistance to needy members of our community - including domestic abuse and child cases, political asylum cases, and environmental justice. Our location puts us within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1986

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/5/2013
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