Careers

Judicial Clerks

In order to provide excellent service to our clients, we strive to hire only the most qualified, dedicated and creative lawyers.

We believe that clerkships provide valuable experience and a fantastic opportunity for training with our nation’s judiciary, and we reward that experience: We offer clerkship bonuses that are significantly larger than many of our peer firms to incoming associates who join our firm immediately after clerking at the state supreme court, federal district or appellate levels, in the amount of $80,000 for a single clerkship and $105,000 for two or more clerkships (net of any clerkship bonus received previously from the firm or from another employer). We also pay competitive bonuses for clerkships at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as well as the United States Supreme Court. Our clerks find that they are better lawyers for having seen the legal system operate from the inside, and we are committed to attracting the best and most motivated judicial law clerks in the country. In that regard, nearly 75 percent of our lawyers and over 80 percent of our litigators have clerked for federal or state judges. Below we include a list of the current attorneys at our firm organized by their clerkship.

If you are currently clerking and are interested in applying for an attorney position, please click here. We recognize that different judges have different rules for when clerks may apply to firms. We generally begin to interview clerkship candidates in the fall and continue through the spring. For those whose judges do not allow them to apply until later in, or at the end of, their clerkship term, we continue to accept applications throughout the spring and summer. We are flexible and look forward to hearing from applicants from clerkships across the country.

Please note that we do not pay recruitment or placement fees to search firms for any candidates applying from judicial clerkships.

For additional inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Kevinn Villard, Director of Legal Recruiting
Tel. (213) 683-9242
Kevinn.Villard@mto.com

U.S. Supreme Court

 

 

   

Justice Samuel A. Alito

Benjamin J. Horwich

2006-2006

   

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.

Donald B. Verrilli

1984-1985

   
Justice Stephen Breyer Jonathan Kravis

2005-2006

   

Justice Stephen Breyer

Dahlia Mignouna 2019-2020    

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginger D. Anders

2004-2005

   

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Daniel B. Levin

2004-2005

   

Justice Elena Kagan

Mica L. Moore 2019-2020    

Justice Elena Kagan

Andra Lim

2021-2022

   

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Kelly M. Klaus

1995-1996

   

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Benjamin J. Horwich

2005-2006

   

Chief Justice John G. Roberts

Rachel G. Miller-Ziegler

2016-2017

   

Chief Justice John G. Roberts

Usha C. Vance 2017-2018    

Justice Antonin Scalia

Henry Weissmann

1989-1990

   

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Sarah Weiner 2020-2021    

Justice Byron R. White

John W. Spiegel

1976-1977

   

U.S. District Court

 

 

   

Central District of California

 

   

Judge Percy Anderson

Cory M. Batza 2018-2019    

Judge Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr.

Gregory P. Stone

1977-1978

   

Judge Cormac J. Carney

Shannon C. Galvin 
Aminirad
2018-2019    

Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald

Sara A. McDermott

2016-2017

   

Judge Irving Hill

Kevin S. Allred

1986-1988

   

Judge David V. Kenyon

Glenn D. Pomerantz

1983-1985

   

Judge George H. King

Erin J. Cox

2009-2010

   

Judge George H. King

Jennifer L. Bryant

2013-2014

   

Judge R. Gary Klausner 

Stephen A. Hylas     2017-2018    

Judge John A. Kronstadt

James Salzmann  2019-2020    
Judge John A. Kronstadt William M. Orr

2019-2020

   

Judge John A. Kronstadt

Miranda E. Rehaut 2021-2022    

Judge Nora M. Manella

Matthew S. Schonholz 2005-2006    

Judge A. Howard Matz

Kuruvilla J. Olasa

2011-2012

   

Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell

David W. Moreshead 2016-2017    

Judge Fernando M. Olguin

Jeffrey Vides

2020-2021

   

Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips

Robin S. Gray 2018-2020    

Judge Dean D. Pregerson

Laura D. Smolowe

2007-2008

   

Judge Dean D. Pregerson

Anne Kent Conley 2015-2016    
Judge Dean D. Pregerson Rosio Flores

2018-2021

   

Judge Edward Rafeedie

Katherine M. Forster

2001-2002

   

Judge Edward Rafeedie

Bethany Woodard 
Kristovich

2005-2006

   

Judge James Selna

Rowley J. Rice 2016-2017    

Judge Josephine L. Staton

Jeremy K. Beecher

2014-2015

   

Judge Josephine L. Staton

Tia Baheri 2020-2021    

Judge Dickran Tevrizian

Matthew S. Schonholz 2005-2006    

Judge Stephen V. Wilson

Jeffrey Y. Wu

2005-2006

   

Judge Stephen V. Wilson

Jeremy A. Lawrence

2009-2010

   

Judge Stephen V. Wilson

Joseph D. Moses 2019-2020    

Judge Stephen V. Wilson

Brian Rivas Boessenecker  2019-2020    

Judge Stephen V. Wilson

Joseph Glynn

2020-2021

   

Judge Otis D. Wright, II

Adam W. Kwon

2020-2021

   

Judge George H. Wu

Ted Kang

 2021-2022    

Eastern District of California

 

   

Judge Kimberly Mueller

Skylar Brooks Grove

2015-2016

   

Judge Kimberly Mueller

Rachel M. Schiff 2020-2021    

Judge William B. Shubb

Blanca Fromm Young

2001-2002

   

Northern District of California

 

   

Judge Vince Chhabria

Juliana M. Yee

2016-2017

   

Judge Vince Chhabria

Mica L. Moore 2018-2019    

Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr.

Richard T. Johnson 2018-2019    

Judge Susan Illston

Javier Kordi

2021-2022

   

Judge Lucy H. Koh

Emily C. Curran-Huberty

2013-2014

   

Judge Charles A. Legge

Martin D. Bern

1990-1991

   

Judge William H. Orrick, Jr.

Kelly M. Klaus

1992-1993

   

Judge William W Schwarzer

Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke

1999-2000

   

Judge Jon S. Tigar

Elissa A. Walter

2019-2020

   

Judge Vaughn R. Walker

David H. Fry

1996-1997

   

Judge Vaughn R. Walker

Malcolm A. Heinicke

1997-1998

   

Judge Vaughn R. Walker

Benjamin J. Horwich

2004-2005

   

Southern District of California

 

   

Judge John S. Rhoades, Sr.

James C. Rutten

1997-1998

   

Chief Judge Gordon Thompson, Jr.

Kathleen M. McDowell

1984-1986

   

District of Columbia

 

   

Judge Tanya S. Chutkan

Ruby J. Garrett

2018-2019    

District of Delaware

 

   

Judge Sue L. Robinson

Vincent Y. Ling

2012-2013

   

Judge Leonard P. Stark

Gregory T. S. Bischoping 2018-2019    

District of Hawaii

 

   

Judge Helen Gillmor

Michael E. Greaney 1996-1997    

Judge J. Michael Seabright

Laura K. Lin

2009-2010

   

Northern District of Illinois

     

Judge Edmond Chang

Faye Paul Teller 2012-2013    

Judge Gary Feinerman

Lauren E. Ross 2017-2018    

Eastern District of Kentucky

     

Judge Amul Thapar

Usha C. Vance 2013-2014    

District of Maryland

 

   

Judge Frank A. Kaufman

William D. Temko

1979-1980

   

District of Massachusetts

     
Judge Michael A. Ponsor Victoria A. Degtyareva

2011-2012

District of Minnesota

     

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim

Brandon R. Teachout 2017-2018    

District of Montana

     

Judge Brian M. Morris

April D. Youpee-Roll 2017-2018    

Eastern District of New York

 

   

Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon

Stephanie Goldfarb Herrera

2015-2016

   

Judge Carol Bagley Amon

Allison M. Day

2015-2016

   

Judge Pamela K. Chen

Andrew Nguyen 2020-2021    

Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall

Ruby J. Garrett

2017-2018    

Southern District of New York

 

   

Judge Valerie Caproni

Brandon E. Martinez 2018-2019    

Judge George B. Daniels

Nicholas D. Fram

2012-2013

   

Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein

John M. Gildersleeve

2008-2009

   

Judge Richard J. Holwell

Heather E. Takahashi

2006-2007

   

Judge Richard J. Holwell

Justin P. Raphael

2010-2011

   

Judge John G. Koeltl

Rebecca L. Sciarrino  2018-2019    

Judge Gerard E. Lynch

Ginger D. Anders

2002-2003

   

Judge Alison J. Nathan

J. Max Rosen

2016-2017

   
Judge J. Paul Oetken Sarah Weiner

2017-2018

   

Judge Jed S. Rakoff

Elaine J. Goldenberg

1997-1998

   

Judge Jed S. Rakoff

Andre W. Brewster 2016-2017    

Judge Kimba M. Wood

Peter A. Detre

1994-1995

   

Judge Kimba M. Wood

Jacob S. Kreilkamp

2003-2004

   

Judge Kimba M. Wood

Simon K. Zhen

2020-2021

   

Judge Gregory H. Woods

Brianne Holland-Stergar

2021-2022

   

Northern District of New York

     
Judge Brenda K. Sannes Jamie Luguri

2019-2020

   

Eastern District of Pennsylvania 

     

Judge John M. Gallagher

Jared Koch 2021-2022    

Eastern District of Texas

     
Judge Robert W. Schroeder III

J. Kain Day

2019-2020

   

Southern District of Texas

 

   

Judge Lee H. Rosenthal

Bryan H. Heckenlively

2009-2010

   

Northern District of Texas

     

Judge David Godbey

Grace Davis Fisher 2017-2018    

U.S. Court of Appeals

 

   

First Circuit

 

   

Judge Levin H. Campbell

Miriam Kim

2004-2005

   

Judge Sandra Lynch

Elaine J. Goldenberg

1998-1999

   

Second Circuit

 

   

Judge José A. Cabranes

Richard C. St. John

1998-1999

   

Judge Susan L. Carney

Allison M. Day

2016-2017

   
Judge Barrington D. Parker Erinma Kalu

2020-2021

   

Judge Robert A. Katzmann

Andre W. Brewster 2017-2018    

Judge Amalya Lyle Kearse

Brendan Gants 2014-2015    

Judge Pierre N. Leval

Jenny Huang Hong

2006-2007

   

Judge Debra Ann Livingston

Adam R. Lawton

2007-2008

   

Judge Debra Ann Livingston

Adam B. Weiss

2010-2011

   

Judge Debra Ann Livingston

J. Max Rosen

2015-2016

   

Judge J. Edward Lumbard

Michael R. Doyen

1982-1983

   

Judge Jon O. Newman

Richard C. St. John

1997-1998

   

Judge Reena Raggi

Rebecca L. Sciarrino 2019-2020    

Judge Sonia  Sotomayor

Ginger D. Anders

2003-2004

   

Judge Richard C. Wesley

Laura K. Lin

2010-2011

   

Third Circuit

 

   

Judge Thomas Ambro

Faye Paul Teller 2013-2014    

Judge Edward R. Becker

Benjamin J. Horwich

2003-2004

   

Judge Michael A. Chagares

Nicholas D. Fram

2013-2014

   

Judge John J. Gibbons

Brad D. Brian

1977-1978

   

Judge Thomas M. Hardiman

Matthew W. Linsley

2021-2022

   

Judge Kent A. Jordan

Vincent Y. Ling

2013-2014

   

Judge Kent A. Jordan

Abraham B. Dyk

2018-2019

   

Judge Kent A. Jordan

Gregory T. S. Bischoping 2020-2021    
Judge Cheryl Ann Krause Jing Jin

2019-2021

   
Judge Cheryl Ann Krause Jessica O. Laird

2020-2021

   

Fourth Circuit

 

   

Judge Albert Diaz

Jeffrey Vides

2021-2022

   
Judge Henry F. Floyd Leonardo Mangat

2019-2020

   

Judge Diana Gribbon Motz

Stephany Reaves 2015-2016    

Fifth Circuit

 

   

Judge Gregg Costa

Alexander S. Gorin 2017-2018    

Judge Catharina Haynes

Grace Davis Fisher 2018-2020    

Sixth Circuit

     

Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr.

Andrew Nguyen 2019-2020    

Seventh Circuit

 

   

Judge Amy J. St. Eve

Jamie Luguri 2020-2021    

Judge Diane P. Wood

Emily C. Curran-Huberty

2012-2013

   

Judge Diane P. Wood

Javier Kordi

2020-2021

   

Eighth Circuit

 

   

Judge David Ryan Stras

Megan L. McCreadie 2018-2019    

Ninth Circuit

 

   

Judge Arthur L. Alarcón

Jonathan E. Altman

1992-1993

   

Judge Carlos T. Bea

Richard T. Johnson 2019-2020    

Judge Jay Bybee

Juliana M. Yee

2014-2015

   

Judge Richard R. Clifton

Jonathan H. Blavin

2003-2004

   

Judge Morgan B. Christen

Simon K. Zhen

2021-2022

   

Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez

Wesley T.L. Burrell

2012-2013

   

Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez

David W. Moreshead 2017-2018    

Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez

Benjamin G. Barokh 2018-2019    

Judge Raymond C. Fisher

Jacob S. Kreilkamp

2004-2005

   

Judge William A. Fletcher

Daniel B. Levin

2002-2003

   

Judge William A. Fletcher

Mica L. Moore 2017-2018    

Judge Michelle T. Friedland

Craig Jennings Lavoie

2014-2015

   

Judge Michelle T. Friedland

Stephanie Goldfarb Herrera

2016-2017

   

Judge Michelle T. Friedland

Andra Lim

2019-2020

   

Judge Alfred T. Goodwin

Rohit K. Singla

1998-1999

   

Judge Alfred T. Goodwin

Jeffrey Y. Wu

2006-2007

   

Judge Ronald Gould

Kyle W. Mach

2007-2008

   

Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall

Lisa J. Demsky

1996-1997

   

Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz

Stephen A. Hylas 2018-2019    

Judge Sandra S. Ikuta

L. Ashley Aull 2009-2010    

Judge Sandra S. Ikuta

Kuruvilla J. Olasa

2012-2013

   

Judge Sandra S. Ikuta

Lauren C. Barnett

2014-2015

   

Judge Sandra S. Ikuta

Colin A. Devine

2015-2016

   

Judge Sandra S. Ikuta

Margaret H. Thompson

2016-2017

   

Judge Sandra S. Ikuta

Rowley J. Rice 2017-2018    
Judge Sandra S. Ikuta William M. Orr

2020-2021

   

Judge Sandra S. Ikuta

Minkee Sohn

2021-2022

   

Judge Alex Kozinski

John L. Schwab

2013-2014

   

Judge Alex Kozinski

John B. Major

2014-2015

   

Judge Alex Kozinski

Anne Kent Conley 2016-2017    

Judge Dorothy W. Nelson

Jordan D. Segall

2012-2013

   

Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen

Joseph Glynn

2021-2022

   

Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen

Michele C. Nielsen

2018-2019

   

Judge John B. Owens

Brandon E. Martinez 2017-2018    

Judge John B. Owens

Cory M. Batza 2019-2020    
Judge John B. Owens Gabriel M. Bronshteyn

2020-2021

   

Judge Richard A. Paez

Grant A. Davis-Denny

2003-2004

   

Judge Richard A. Paez

Laura D. Smolowe

2006-2007

   

Judge Richard A. Paez

Jordan D. Segall

2011-2012

   

Judge Richard A. Paez

Xiaonan April Hu 2017-2018    

Judge Stephen Reinhardt

Rose Leda Ehler

2012-2013

   

Judge Pamela Ann Rymer

Kelly M. Klaus

1993-1994

   

Judge Pamela Ann Rymer

Achyut J. Phadke

2008-2009

   

Judge Milan D. Smith Jr.

Jeremy A. Lawrence

2010-2011

   

Judge A. Wallace Tashima

Hailyn J. Chen

2004-2005

   

Judge A. Wallace Tashima

Matthew K. Donohue

2014-2015

   

Judge A. Wallace Tashima

Sara A. McDermott

2015-2016

   

Judge Sidney R. Thomas

Brianne Holland-Stergar

2018-2019

   

Judge Sidney R. Thomas

April D. Youpee-Roll

2018-2019

   

Judge Sidney R. Thomas

Carson J. Scott

2021-2022

   

Judge J. Clifford Wallace

Martin D. Bern

1991-1992

   

Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw

Avery P. Hitchcock

2021-2022

   

Judge Paul J. Watford

John B. Major

2013-2014

   

Judge Charles E. Wiggins

Stuart N. Senator

1989-1990

   

Judge Charles E. Wiggins

C. David Lee

1999-2000

   

Tenth Circuit

 

   

Judge Robert E. Bacharach    

Ariel T. Teshuva     2018-2019    

Judge Robert E. Bacharach

Janelle Krummen

2020-2021

   

Judge David M. Ebel

Dane P. Shikman

2016-2017

   

Judge Carolyn B. McHugh

Caleb W. Peiffer 2020-2021    

Eleventh Circuit

     

Judge Rosemary Barkett

Victoria A. Degtyareva 2012-2013    

Judge Beverly B. Martin

Xiaonan April Hu 2018-2019    

District of Columbia Circuit

 

   

Chief Judge David L. Bazelon

Ronald L. Olson

1967-1968

   

Judge James L. Buckley

Henry Weissmann

1987-1988

   

Judge Harry T. Edwards

Ted G. Dane

1990-1991

   

Judge Harry T. Edwards

Lauren E. Ross 2016-2017    

Judge Merrick B. Garland

Jonathan Kravis 2004-2005    

Judge Merrick B. Garland

Rachel G. Miller-Ziegler

2015-2016

   

Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Michael E. Soloff

1983-1984

   

Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg

Bryan H. Heckenlively

2010-2011

   

Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Usha C. Vance 2014-2015    

Judge Roger Robb

Joseph D. Lee

1982-1983

   

Judge Sri Srinivasan

Dahlia Mignouna 2016-2017    
Judge David S. Tatel Sarah Weiner

2018-2019

   

Judge David S. Tatel

Elissa A. Walter

2021-2022

   

Judge J. Skelly Wright

Donald B. Verrilli

1983-1984

   

Federal Circuit

 

   
Judge Timothy B. Dyk Giovanni Saarman González

2016-2017

   

Chief Judge Kimberly A. Moore

J. Kain Day 2020-2022    

Chief Judge Sharon Prost

Vincent Y. Ling

2016-2017

   

Judge Jimmie V. Reyna

Adam W. Kwon

2021-2022

   
Judge Richard G. Taranto Evan Mann

2019-2020

   

State Supreme Court

 

   

California

 

   

Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar

Emily C. Curran-Huberty

2015-2015

   
Justice Leondra R. Kruger Evelyn Danforth-Scott

2020-2021

   
Justice Goodwin H. Liu Leonardo Mangat

2020-2021

   
Justice Goodwin H. Liu Giovanni Saarman González

2020-2021

   

Justice Goodwin H. Liu

Elissa A. Walter

2020-2021

   

Texas

 

   
Justice Harriet O'Neill L. Ashley Aull 2007-2008    

Wisconsin

     

Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler

Janelle Krummen 2019-2020    

Court of Chancery

 

   

Delaware

 

   

Judge Leo E. Strine Jr.

Jennifer M. Broder

2011-2012

   
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