For Immediate Release
Congratulations to the Honorable Florence Y. Pan, currently a judge on the D.C. Superior Court, on her nomination to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia! APABA-DC is proud to have endorsed Judge Pan’s candidacy for this position. Judge Pan has demonstrated an impressive longstanding commitment to APABA-DC, the AAPI community, and the larger DC community. The White House announcement can be found here.
APABA-DC also congratulates Administrative Judge Rupa Ranga Puttagunta for her nomination to the D.C. Superior Court; U.S. Magistrate Judge Zahid N. Quraishi for his nomination to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, which would make him the first Muslim American to serve on a federal district court; and WilmerHale partner Regina M. Rodriguez for her nomination to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. We are thrilled to see many AAPI candidates nominated for DC and federal judgeships.
We applaud President Biden for putting up a diverse slate of judicial candidates, including four Black women attorneys from the DC area for vacancies on the federal courts: U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; Perkins Coie LLP partner Tiffany P. Cunningham for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Zuckerman Spaeder LLP partner Candace Jackson-Akiwumi for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; and U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Lydia Griggsby for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Please join us in congratulating all these judicial candidates!