Born: 1956
Fort Benning, Georgia

Beryl Alaine Howell

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Barack Obama on July 14, 2010, to a seat vacated by Paul L. Friedman;
Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010, and received commission on December 27, 2010

Bryn Mawr College, B.A., 1978
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1983

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Dickinson R. Debevoise, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1983-1984
Private practice, New York, New York, 1985-1987
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1987-1993
U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, senior counsel, 1993-1996; general counsel, 1997-2003
Executive managing director and general counsel, Stroz Friedberg, 2003-2009
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2004-present