Claudia Ann Wilken
Claudia Ann Wilken
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California|
|Assumed office |
December 17, 2014
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California|
August 31, 2012 – December 17, 2014
|Preceded by||James Ware|
|Succeeded by||Phyllis Jean Hamilton|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California|
November 22, 1993 – December 17, 2014
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089|
|Succeeded by||Haywood Stirling Gilliam Jr.|
|Born||August 1949 (age 73)|
|Education||Stanford University (B.A.)|
UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)
Claudia Ann Wilken (born August 1949) is a senior United States District Court Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Education and career
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wilken received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1971 and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1975. She was a Staff attorney of Federal Public Defender's Office, Northern District of California from 1975 to 1978. She was in private practice in Berkeley, California from 1978 to 1984. She was an Adjunct professor, University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law from 1978 to 1984. She was a Professor, New College School of Law from 1980 to 1985.
Federal judicial service
Wilken was nominated by President Bill Clinton on October 7, 1993, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 20, 1993, and received her commission on November 22, 1993. She served as chief judge from August 31, 2012 until December 17, 2014, at which time she assumed senior status.
Wilken was formerly a United States magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, from 1983 to 1993.
In 2014 Wilken ruled against the NCAA in O'Bannon v. NCAA, saying that the organization violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by prohibiting universities from giving student-athletes a share of the revenues earned when their image and personal details were broadcast over television or through other contracts. For this, in 2014 she was named one of ESPNW's Impact 25.
- ^ Grasgreen, Allie. "Judge rules against NCAA in antitrust suit". www.politico.com. Politico. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
- ^ "2014 espnW Impact 25".
- Claudia Ann Wilken at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- 1949 births
- Living people
- Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- New College of California faculty
- Lawyers from Minneapolis
- Stanford University alumni
- United States district court judges appointed by Bill Clinton
- United States magistrate judges
- UC Berkeley School of Law faculty
- UC Berkeley School of Law alumni
- American women legal scholars
- 20th-century American judges
- 21st-century American judges
- 20th-century American women judges
- 21st-century American women judges
- Public defenders