PAMELA ANN HARRIS, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, since August 1, 2014.
Attorney-Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, 1993-96. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice, 2010-12.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, 1962. Attended Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, Maryland; Yale College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1985; Yale Law School, J.D., 1990. Law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 1990-91. Associate, Shea & Gardner, Washington, DC, 1991-92. Law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court, 1992-93. Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1996-99. Counsel, 1999-2005, and Partner, 2005-09, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP. Senior Advisor, 2007-09, and Executive Director, 2009-10, Supreme Court Institute, Georgetown University Law Center. Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 2007-10, 2012-14. Co-Director, Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Clinic, Harvard Law School, 2007-14. Member, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, 2001- (board of directors, 2001-08). Member and Co-Chair, Amicus Committee, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004-09. Member, Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court, American Inns of Court, 2010-13. Board of Directors, Constitutionality Accountability Center, 2012-14.
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