Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
|For Immediate Release: |
December 24, 2009
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553
Senate Confirms Los Angeles Attorney Dolly Gee for U.S. District Court
Boxer Recommended Gee’s Nomination to the White House
Washington, D.C. – U. S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today praised the Senate for confirming Los Angeles attorney Dolly Gee as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California. President Obama nominated Ms. Gee in August after Senator Boxer recommended her nomination following a thorough interview and vetting process by her judicial advisory committee for the Central District.
Ms. Gee will be the first Chinese-American woman in U.S. history to serve as a federal district court judge.
Senator Boxer said, “Dolly Gee has an exemplary record and she will be an outstanding addition to the federal bench. As a daughter of immigrants from rural China, she personifies the American dream. She used her position as a prominent attorney in Los Angeles to promote racial tolerance and fight for justice for those who face discrimination. I know I speak for many Californians, especially those in the Chinese and Asian American communities, in expressing my pride in Dolly Gee’s historic confirmation as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District.”
Ms. Gee graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA in 1981. In 1984, she received her law degree from the UCLA School of Law. She clerked for the Hon. Milton L. Schwartz, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of California, from 1984 to 1986.
In 1994, she was appointed by President Clinton to serve for a five-year term on the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) in Washington, D.C. As an FSIP member, she mediated and arbitrated numerous disputes and participated in hundreds of summary dispositions of impasses between federal agencies and federal sector labor unions.
The Senate also confirmed the nomination of Magistrate Judge Richard Seeborg as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of California. Judge Seeborg has served as a Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of California since 2000. He has litigated complex civil cases as a partner at Morrison and Foerster, and served as a federal prosecutor, specializing in white-collar crime cases.