The District of Delaware today announced the selection of Jennifer L. Hall to become a United States Magistrate Judge. Ms. Hall will fill the fourth Magistrate Judge seat in the District of Delaware, which was recently created by the Judicial Conference of the United States. Ms. Hall has been selected after a process that included screening dozens of applications, and she will begin later this year after completion of an FBI background investigation.
Ms. Hall has served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware for eight years, and currently serves as the Chief of the Civil Division. Prior to the United States Attorney’s Office, Ms. Hall was a patent litigator at the Wilmington office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Ms. Hall holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, a M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After law school, she clerked for both the Honorable Sharon Prost, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Honorable Kent A. Jordan of the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
The Court’s full announcement is available here.