January 31, 2019

Photo courtesy of Kirkland & Ellis LLP

On January 30, 2019, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate CUA Law Adjunct Professor Daniel A. Bress of California to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Bress is a partner with the global law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where his practice focuses on complex trial and appellate litigation, including class actions and large government fraud cases. Mr. Bress practices in federal and state courts across the country, and he has litigated multiple cases in the federal and state courts of California.

Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Mr. Bress worked in the San Francisco, California, office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Bress clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Bress received his A.B. from Harvard College, magna cum laude, and his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Law Review. Mr. Bress is a native of Gilroy, California.