Lydia Kay Griggsby
|Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims|
January 5, 2015
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Francis Allegra|
January 16, 1968 |
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania
Griggsby received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 from the University of Pennsylvania. She received a Juris Doctorate in 1993 from the Georgetown University Law Center. She began her legal career as an associate with the law firm of DLA Piper LLP, from 1993 to 1995. She served as a trial attorney in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice, from 1995 to 1998. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, from 1998 to 2004. She worked as Counsel for the United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics, from 2004 to 2005. She served as Privacy Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, from 2004 to 2008, and currently serves as Chief Counsel for Privacy and Information Policy on that committee.
Claims Court service
On April 10, 2014, President Obama nominated Griggsby to serve as a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, to the seat vacated by Judge Francis M. Allegra, whose term expired October 21, 2013. A hearing on her nomination before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee was held on June 4, 2014. On June 12, 2014 her nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote. On December 3, 2014 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on her nomination.
On December 4, 2014, the Senate voted 53-36 for cloture on Griggsby's nomination. Later that day, the Senate confirmed her in a voice vote.
- "President Obama Nominates Three to Serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims" White House, April 10, 2014
- "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate" White House, April 10, 2014
- "June 4, 2014: Judicial Nominations". United States Senate.
- Results of Executive Business Meeting - June 12, 2014
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