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Ismail J. Ramsey Sworn In As United States Attorney For The Northern District Of California

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California

SAN FRANCISCO – Ismail J. Ramsey took the oath of office today to become the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California. President Joseph Biden announced the nomination of Mr. Ramsey on November 29, 2022, and the United States Senate confirmed Mr. Ramsey on March 7, 2023. Hon. Thelton Henderson, Senior United States District Judge (ret.) and Chief District Judge Richard Seeborg oversaw the private ceremony.
From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Ramsey served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the office he now leads. Since 2006, he has been a partner at Ramsey & Ehrlich LLP in Berkeley, Calif. He also has served as an adjunct professor at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. 
From 1997 to 1999 and 2003 to 2005, Mr. Ramsey worked as an associate at the law firm Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP. In 1996 and 1997, he served as a law clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards.
Mr. Ramsey earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 1989, a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business in 1996, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1996. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Updated March 21, 2023