William Curtis Bryson is a Federal Appeals judge serving on senior status for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. On January 7, 2013, Bryson assumed senior status for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after serving on the court for 18 years.
Bryson began his legal career as a law clerk for federal appeals judge Henry Friendly in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals from 1973 to 1974 and for the former Associate Justice of the United StatesThurgood Marshall in the Supreme Court of the United States from 1974 to 1975. Bryson was a private practice attorney licensed in Washington, DC from 1975 to 1978 before becoming Assistant to the United States Solicitor General for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1978 to 1979 and later worked in the Justice Department as the Chief Staff Attoreny of the Criminal Appellate Section leading the United States Justice Department in criminal appeals from 1979 to 1982. In 1982, Bryson became Special counsel for the Justice Department part of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section leading prosecutions of large scale organized crimes, white collar crimes, and racketeering from 1982 to 1986 before being nominated by President Ronald Reagan as Deputy U.S. solicitor general from 1986 to 1994 and was nominated by President Bill Clinton as Deputy associate U.S. attorney general in 1994 before his nomination to the Federal bench.
Federal judicial career
Bryson was nominated by Bill Clinton on June 22, 1994 to a seat vacated by Howard Markey as Markey retired fully from judicial service. Bryson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 28, 1994 on a majority voice vote and received commission on September 29, 1994. On January 7, 2013 William Bryson assumed senior status for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after serving on the court for 18 years.
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