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.