Margaret McKeown

Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Judge McKeown was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1998. She graduated from Georgetown University Law Center an d holds an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University. Before her appointment, Judge McKeown was a partner at Perkins Coie in Seattle and Washington, D.C., and served as a White House Fellow.Judge McKeown is Chair of the ABA Commission on the 19th Amendment, past President of the Federal Judges Association and former chair of the US Judicial Conference Codes of Conduct Committee . She chairs the Ninth Circuit Workplace Environment Committee and is a member of the National Workplace Conduct Working Group. She is on the Council of the American Law Institute, the Judicial Advisory Board of the American Society of International Law, the managerial board of the International Association of Women Judges, and the editorial board of Litigation magazine. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Judge McKeown is immediate past chair of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative and a current special advisor. She has lectured throughout the world on international law, human rights law, intellectual property, li tigation, ethics, judicial administration, and constitutional law and has participated in numerous rule of law initiatives with judges and lawyers. Judge McKeown is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences andreceived the ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement award, the ABA John Marshall Award, and the Girl Scouts Cool Woman Award, among others.

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