The Honorable Patricia A. Millett
United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Judge Patricia A. Millett was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on December 10, 2013. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, summa cum laude, in 1985 and from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1988. After working at a private law firm (Miller & Chevalier) for two years, Millett clerked for Judge Thomas Tang of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Following her clerkship, she worked for four years on the appellate staff of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, and for 11 years as an assistant in the Office of the Solicitor General. In September 2007, Millett became a leading partner in the Supreme Court and appellate practices at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. She has argued 32 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.