|Institute for Corean-American Studies
Lucy H. KohJudge
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
President Obama appointed Judge Lucy Haeran Koh to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in June 2010. Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Judge Koh to the California Superior Court for the County of Santa Clara in January 2008. Prior to joining the bench, Lucy was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, where her colleagues and she litigated the In re Seagate Technology case, in which the Federal Circuit overturned the 24 year old standard for willful patent infringement. Lucy also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. A jury instruction from one of her trials is a Ninth Circuit Model Criminal Jury instruction. She received an award from then FBI Director Louis J. Freeh for prosecuting a $54 million securities fraud case. Lucy also worked in several positions in Washington, D.C., including as Special Assistant to the United States Deputy Attorney General and as a United States Senate Judiciary Committee Fellow. Lucy received her undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard. She is married and has two children.
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