Maria Kahn was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on March 9, 2023. She previously served as a Supreme Court justice for the Connecticut Supreme Court, a role she had since 2017. Prior to that appointment, she served as a judge for the state Appellate Court and Superior Court. Kahn was an Assistant District Attorney in New Haven from 1997 to 2006.From 1993 to 1997, Kahn was a staff attorney at the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities, and from 1991 to 1993, she was a Deputy Assistant Public Defender in the Division of Public Defender Services. Kahn served as law clerk for Judge Peter Dorsey, a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut from 1989 to 1991. Kahn graduated from New York University with a B.A. in 1986 and graduated with a J.D. from Fordham Law School in 1989.