Patricia A. Millett has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since December 2013. Previously, she was a partner leading the Supreme Court and appellate practices at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She also worked for four years on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division in the U.S. Department of Justice and for eleven years as an Assistant in the Office of the Solicitor General. She has argued 32 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. After working at the Miller & Chevalier law firm for two years, she clerked for Judge Thomas Tang of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Elected to the ALI in 2014, she serves as an Adviser for the Restatement of the Law, The Law of American Indians project.
EDUCATION: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A.; Harvard Law School, J.D.