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President Obama Nominates Judge Pamela Pepper to Serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Pamela Pepper to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
“I am proud to nominate Judge Pepper to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. “Judge Pepper has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident she will serve on the federal district court with distinction.”
Judge Pamela Pepper: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Judge Pamela Pepper has been the Chief Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of Wisconsin since 2010, having served as a Bankruptcy Judge in the same district since 2005. From 2005 to 2009, Judge Pepper also served as a Bankruptcy Judge in the Southern District of Illinois. From 1997 to 2005, she worked in private practice as a criminal defense attorney, where she handled both trials and appeals in state and federal courts. Judge Pepper served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1994 to 1997 and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois from 1990 to 1994. She began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1989 to 1990. Judge Pepper received her J.D. in 1989 from Cornell Law School and her B.S. in 1986 from Northwestern University.