SAN FRANCISCO—The U.S. Senate confirmed yesterday President Donald Trump’s nomination of Daniel Aaron Bress to serve as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Senators gave their consent by a vote of 53-45.
Bress was nominated to the court on Feb. 6, 2019. After his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 22, 2019, his nomination was reported to the Senate floor on June 20, 2019.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Bress had been a partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C., since 2011. Before joining Kirkland as an associate in 2008, Bress was an associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in San Francisco from 2007 to 2008.
Born in Hollister, California, Bress received his J.D., Order of the Coif, in 2005 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review from 2004 to 2005. He received his A.B. from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in 2001. He clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court from 2006 to 2007. (PR)