Elaine Kaplan

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Elaine Kaplan
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Federal Claims
Title:   Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   9/19/2013 - Present
Preceded by:   Christine Odell Cook Miller
Personal History
Undergraduate:   SUNY Binghamton, B.A., 1976
Law School:   Georgetown U. Law, J.D., 1979



Elaine Kaplan is a federal judge for the United States Court of Federal Claims. On March 19, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Kaplan to the United States Court of Federal Claims to fill the vacancy left by Christine Odell Cook Miller.[1] Kaplan was confirmed to a 15-year term by the Senate on September 19, 2013.[2]

Early life and education

Kaplan attended the State University of New York at Binghamton earning her B.A. in 1976. She went on to earn her J.D., graduating cum laude, in 1979 from Georgetown University Law Center.[1]

Professional career

  • 2009-2013: General Counsel, United States Office of Personnel Management
  • 2004-2009: Senior Deputy General Counsel, National Treasury Employees Union
  • 2003-2004: Counsel, Bernabei and Katz
  • 1998-2003: Head, United States Office of Special Counsel
  • 1984-1998: National Treasury Employees Union
  • 1979-1984: Staff Attorney, Solicitor’s Office of the United States Department of Labor[1]

Judicial career

Federal Claims

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Elaine Kaplan
 Court:Federal Claims
 Progress:Confirmed 184 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:March 19, 2013
ApprovedAABA Rating:NA
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:May 8, 2013
ApprovedAQFRs:[NA QFRs]
ApprovedAReported:June 6, 2013 
ApprovedAConfirmed:September 19, 2013
 Vote:

On March 19, 2013, President Obama nominated Kaplan to a post on the United States Court of Federal Claims, filling the spot vacated by Christine Odell Cook Miller.[3] Obama commented on the nomination, stating,"These nominees have dedicated their careers to serving the public good. And in so doing, they have displayed an unyielding commitment to justice and integrity. I am confident that they will serve the American people well from the Court of Federal Claims, and I am honored to nominate them today."[1]

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