U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
NominatedSeptember 20, 2021
ConfirmedDecember 17, 2021
Judge Maame Frimpong was confirmed by the Senate on December 17th, 2021. She served on the Los Angeles County Superior Court from 2016 to 2021, where she was Assistant Supervising Judge of the Criminal Division and as Site Judge for the Metropolitan Courthouse.
From 2015 to 2016, Frimpong was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a federal agency tasked with reducing global poverty and boosting economic growth.
From 2007 to 2015, Frimpong served in several roles at the U.S. Department of Justice, including Counselor to the Attorney General, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Consumer Protection Branch. Her areas of focus in these roles included immigration, civil rights, and consumer protection.
Upon confirmation, Judge Frimpong became the only active Black woman federal district court judge in California.
Frimpong received her A.B. from Harvard University in 1997 and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2001. She clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit.