Judge Sri Srinivasan Elevated to Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of ColumbiaSABA-SC congratulates Judge Sri Srinivasan on beginning his term as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Judge Srinivasan’s term as Chief Judge marks the first time an Asian-American has served as the chief judge of any federal court of appeal.

Judge Srinivasan has served on the D.C. Circuit since 2013. He was appointed by President Barack Obama and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Prior to his judicial service, Judge Srinivasan was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers, where he headed the firms appellate and Supreme Court practice. Judge Srinivasan also served three stints in the United States Solicitor General’s office, first as a Bristow Fellow, later as Assistant to the Solicitor General, and finally as the Principal Deputy Solicitor General. Judge Srinivasan began his legal career clerking for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. He received his B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. from Stanford University.