Neomi Rao confirmed as U.S. Circuit Court Judge for Washington, D.C., Circuit

March 15, 2019: Neomi J. Rao was confirmed as a U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Washington, D.C., Circuit by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Rao, of Washington, D.C., was most recently the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Rao was previously a professor of structural constitutional law, administrative law, and legislation and statutory interpretation at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Rao founded the Law School’s Center for the Study of the Administrative State. Before she joined the Law School, Rao worked in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. She was an Associate Counsel and Special Assistant for former President George W. Bush; she was a Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary; and she practiced law at the London office of Clifford Chance LLP, specializing in international law and commercial arbitration. After she graduated from Law School, Rao was a Law Clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvice Wilkinson III for the Fourth Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas. Rao received her B.A. degree from Yale, and she received her law degree from the University of Chicago.


Attribution: U.S. Senate, White House



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