Ketanji Brown Jackson is an American lawyer and judge who currently serves as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on June 4, 2013, and confirmed by the United States Senate on December 12, 2013.
Early Life and Education
Ketanji Brown Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. in 1969. She attended Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. She then attended Harvard Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1994.
After graduating from law school, Jackson clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1994 to 1995. She then clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1995 to 1996.
From 1996 to 1998, Jackson served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. She then served as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice from 1998 to 1999. From 1999 to 2003, she served as an Associate Counsel to the President in the White House Counsel’s Office.
In 2003, Jackson returned to the Department of Justice, where she served as Vice Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 2003 to 2010. From 2010 to 2013, she served as a Commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission.
In 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Jackson to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 12, 2013.
Jackson is married to Mark Jackson, a partner at the law firm of WilmerHale. They have two children.
Ketanji Brown Jackson has an estimated net worth of $1 million.