Andrea R. Wood

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Andrea Robin Wood
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Assumed office
October 15, 2013
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by William J. Hibbler
Personal details
Born (1973-03-02) March 2, 1973 (age 44)
St. Louis, Missouri
Education University of Chicago B.A.
Yale Law School J.D.

Andrea Robin Wood (born March 2, 1973) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Biography[edit]

Wood was born March 2, 1973, in St. Louis, Missouri.[1] She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995 from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor in 1998 from Yale Law School. She served as a law clerk to Judge Diane Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1998 to 1999. From 1999 to 2004, she worked as an associate at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she handled litigation, primarily in federal court. In 2004, she became a senior attorney at the SEC, where she managed complex investigations and litigation involving securities law. In 2007, she became Senior Trial Counsel in the Division of Enforcement, serving until her appointment to the bench in 2013.[2][3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 6, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Wood to replace Judge William J. Hibbler, who died on March 19, 2012, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.[2] She received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19, 2013, and her nomination was reported to the floor of the Senate on July 18, 2013, by voice vote.[4] The Senate confirmed her nomination on October 14, 2013, by voice vote. She received her commission on October 15, 2013 and, at the time she was sworn in, she was the youngest United States District Court Judge.[5][3]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William J. Hibbler
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
2013–present
Incumbent