Vince Girdhari Chhabria


San Francisco, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
Asian American
Prior Employment: 

Staff member, U.S. Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey, California, 1992-1995; campaign field coordinator, Petaluma, California, 1992; legislative assistant, Washington, D.C., 1993-1994, 1995; deputy campaign manager, Petaluma, California, 1994
Law clerk, Hon. Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1998-1999
Law clerk, Hon. James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1999-2000
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 2001, 2002-2004
Law clerk, Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001-2002
Deputy city attorney for government litigation, San Francisco, California, 2005-2014; co-chief of appellate litigation, 2011-2014

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, July 25, 2013; no Senate vote


Name of School: 
University of California, Santa Cruz
Degree Year: 
Name of School - Second: 

University of California Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley Law is a community of thinkers and doers exuberantly engaged in life. We are one of the nation's premier law schools, located at one of the world's great universities, in one of the most vibrant places on the planet. At Berkeley Law, we are committed to absolute top-tier education and scholarship. And we are equally committed to using our substantial intellectual capital to help solve real-world problems and to create a more just society. One of our distinguishing features is the extraordinary degree to which our students and faculty partner with people beyond the school: identifying challenges, creating alliances, solving problems, and sparking change.

Degree - Second: 
Degree Year - Second: 

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: 
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