President Biden Nominates former FPD-CDCA Attorney/Magistrate Judge Kiya Kato

Posted by on December 15, 2021 in Press & Internal News

Magistrate Judge Kiya Kato

President Biden today announced the next round of Judicial Nominees for the United States District Court, including former FPD-CDCA staff attorney – and now Magistrate Judge – Kiya Kato. Judge Kato served as an attorney with our office from 1997 to 2003.

Judge Kenly Kiya Kato has served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California since 2014. From 2004 to 2014, Judge Kato was a solo practitioner, representing clients in civil and criminal cases. From 2003 to 2004, Judge Kato was an associate at Liner LLP in Los Angeles. From 1997 to 2003, she was a Deputy Federal Public Defender in the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Los Angeles. Judge Kato served as a law clerk for Judge Robert M. Takasugi of the United States District Court for the Central District of California from 1996 to 1997.

Judge Kato received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1996 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from UCLA in 1993.

Read the official announcement from The White House here.