Professionally Diverse

Nancy Abudu

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

NominatedJanuary 10, 2022

ConfirmedMay 18, 2023

  • Nancy Abudu was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on May 18, 2023. 
  • Previously, from 2019, Nancy Abudu served as the Strategic Litigation Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where her team focuses on defending the voting rights of disenfranchised groups.
  • From 2013 to 2018, Abudu was the Legal Director of the ACLU of Florida, where she supervised complex litigation in civil rights and constitutional cases.
  • From 2005 to 2013, Abudu was a Senior Staff Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project, where she served as the lead counsel in civil rights cases before state and federal courts.
  • From 2002 to 2004, Abudu was a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, where she researched and prepared legal memoranda for over 120 cases.
  • If confirmed, Abudu would be the first Black woman to serve on the Eleventh Circuit and the first person of color from Georgia to serve on this court.
  • Abudu received her B.A. from Columbia University in 1996 and her J.D. from Tulane Law School in 1999.