Lawyer and United States Federal Judge. In 1997, President Clinton nominated her for a seat on the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
She obtained her law degree from Stanford University in 1972.
She headed a California law practice from the early 1970s through the late 1990s.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she graduated from Pomona College in 1969.
She and Loren Smith both served as United States federal judges.