Richard Gary Taranto

Personal

Birthday: 
1957
Birthplace: 
New York, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Abraham Sofaer, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1981-1982
Law clerk, Hon. Robert Bork, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1982-1983
Law clerk, Hon. Sandra Day O`Connor, Supreme Court of the United States, 1983-1984
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1984-1986, 1989-2013
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1986-1989

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, November 10, 2011; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Pomona College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1977
Name of School - Second: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1981

Judicial Career

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

Federal Circuit Appeals Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/12/2013
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