OCBA member John W. Holcomb, Orange County partner at Greenberg Gross LLP, has been confirmed as United States District Judge for the Central District of California.
On September 15, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of John W. Holcomb to serve as a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Holcomb will preside over matters in Riverside in the Court’s Eastern Division.
Holcomb has worked as a partner at Greenberg Gross since 2019 where he litigated intellectual property cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants, conducted mediations, and served as a Special Master. Before joining Greenberg Gross, Holcomb briefly worked as a solo practitioner, conducting mediations and providing advice and consulting services concerning intellectual property and bankruptcy issues.
Holcomb fills the vacancy that arose when District Judge Dean D. Pregerson assumed senior status in January 2016. Including the appointment of Holcomb, the Central District of California has 28 authorized Article III judgeships, seven of which are currently unfilled. The Central District of California is comprised of the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. It serves more than 19.6 million people, nearly half the population of the State of California.
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