Claudia Ann Wilken

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Claudia Ann Wilken
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Official portrait
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Assumed office
December 16, 2014
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
August 31, 2012 – December 16, 2014
Preceded by James Ware
Succeeded by Phyllis Jean Hamilton
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
November 22, 1993 – December 16, 2014
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr.
Personal details
Born 1949 (age 67–68)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Education Stanford University B.A.
UC Berkeley School of Law J.D.
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Claudia Ann Wilken (born 1949) is a Senior United States District Court of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wilken received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1975. She was a Staff attorney of Federal Public Defender's Office, Northern District of California from 1975 to 1978. She was in private practice in Berkeley, California from 1978 to 1984. She was an Adjunct professor, University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law from 1978 to 1984. She was a Professor, New College School of Law from 1980 to 1985.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Wilken was nominated by President Bill Clinton on October 7, 1993, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 20, 1993, and received her commission on November 22, 1993. She served as chief judge from August 23, 2012 until December 16, 2014, at which time she assumed senior status.

Wilken was formerly a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, from 1983 to 1993.

Notable Cases[edit]

In 2014 Wilken ruled against the NCAA in O'Bannon v. NCAA, saying that the organization violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by prohibiting universities from giving student-athletes a share of the revenues earned when their image and personal details were broadcast over television or through other contracts.[1] For this, in 2014 she was named one of ESPNW's Impact 25.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grasgreen, Allie. "Judge rules against NCAA in antitrust suit". www.politico.com. Politico. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 espnW Impact 25". 

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
James Ware
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Phyllis Jean Hamilton
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
1993–2014
Succeeded by
Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr.