Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Gail J. Standish Appointed as United States Magistrate Judge For the Central District of California
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gail J. Standish was appointed and sworn in yesterday as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California, and will sit in Los Angeles , the court executive said in a release.
Before her selection, Standish was a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, where she concentrated her practice in patent litigation and other complex business disputes. She began her career at Irell & Manella LLP and also practiced at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
She was selected several times to various lists of leading intellectual property litigators. She is also a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, and was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge William J. Rea, since deceased.
She has significant trial experience, both civil and criminal, the court noted.
In 1993, Standish graduated from UCLA Law School, where she served as an articles editor of the UCLA Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation. Before attending law school, she was an engineer, having graduated with bachelorís and masterís degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
She served as an Air Force officer and flight test engineer for the F-16 Falcon aircraft in the 1980s, and later worked on life sciences experiments that flew on the Space Shuttle. She will be one of 24 full-time magistrate judges in the district; there is also one part-time magistrate judge.
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