Patrick J. Bumatay

Hon. Patrick J. Bumatay

Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Patrick Bumatay was confirmed as a Circuit Judge on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in December 2019.  Judge Bumatay previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, where he was a member of the Appellate and Narcotics Sections. He was also a Counselor to the Attorney General on various criminal issues, including on national opioid strategy and combating transnational organized crime.  Judge Bumatay has also worked in other positions in the Department of Justice, including the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, the Office of the Associate Attorney General, where he was responsible for overseeing various aspects of the Department’s civil enforcement programs, and the Office of Legal Policy. Upon graduation from law school, Judge Bumatay served as a law clerk to Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He also clerked for Judge Sandra L. Townes of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Bumatay earned his B.A., cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.