Professionally Diverse

Mónica Ramirez Almadani

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

NominatedDecember 21, 2022

ConfirmedNovember 9, 2023

  • Mónica Ramírez Almadani was confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on November 9, 2023.

  • Previously, she was Public Counsel’s President, CEO, and holder of the Helen and Morgan Chu Chief Executive Officer Distinguished Chair, a role she has had since 2021. Public Counsel is the country’s largest provider of pro bono legal services.

  • Prior to that, Almadani served as a co-director of the University of California, Irvine Law School’s Immigrants’ Rights Clinic from 2019 to 2021.

  • Almadani served as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office from 2015 to 2017.

  • Almadani served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California from 2012 to 2015.

  • Almadani served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole from 2011 to 2012.

  • Almadani served as Counsel to then Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division from 2009 to 2011.

  • Almadani began her career as a staff attorney in the national legal department of the ACLU from 2005 to 2009.

  • Almadani received her A.B. from Harvard College in 2001 and J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2004.