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Elaine Hammond Appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California


Partner Elaine Hammond, who joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2008, was appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California in the Oakland division.  Judge Hammond was sworn in on February 2, 2012. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Edward D. Jellen on January 31, 2012. 

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Judge Hammond received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1992 and her J.D. in 1998 from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she graduated with honors and was the articles editor for the Law Review.  She was Judge Jellen's law clerk from 1998 to 2000.