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Richard Seeborg

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Alma mater
Yale University (B.A.) Columbia Law School (J.D.)

Columbia Law School, Yale University, Yale College

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Richard Gus Seeborg (born 1956) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He formally served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the same district.


Early life and education

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Born in Landstuhl, Germany, Seeborg earned an Bachelors of Arts in history summa cum laude from Yale University in May 1978 and then earned a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1981.

From 1981 until 1982, Seeborg served as a law clerk to United States District Judge John H. Pratt.

Professional career

In 1982, Seeborg joined the law firm of Morrison & Foerster. He became a partner with the firm in 1987.

In 1991, Seeborg left Morrison & Foerster to become an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California in San Jose, California. He served in that post until 1998, when he returned to Morrison & Foerster, working as a partner and focusing on a litigation practice in the fields of securities, intellectual property and general commercial matters.

Work as a magistrate judge

On February 9, 2001, Seeborg became a United States magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Federal judicial service

On August 7, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Seeborg to be a United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. On October 15, 2009, the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted to send Seeborg's nomination to the full Senate. The Senate confirmed Seeborg by unanimous consent on December 24, 2009. He received his commission on January 4, 2010.


Seeborg resides in San Francisco, California.


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