The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley became a member of the Federal Circuit on Monday afternoon, December 27th, at a swearing-in ceremony in the chambers of Chief Judge Randall Rader, who administered the oath of office. Judge O'Malley was accompanied by her husband, George Pappas and her brother, Kevin McDonald. Circuit Judges attending the ceremony included Judge Bryson, Judge Clevenger, Judge Dyk, accompanied by his wife, Sally Katzen, Judge Friedman, Judge Lourie, Judge Newman, and Judge Prost, Also present were Circuit Executive Jan Horbaly, Deputy Circuit Executive Dale Bosley, and Seth Heller, Bill Raich, Jinrong Li and Pat Grob, members of the Chief Judge's staff. James Benjamin of the Clerk's Office served as Notary Public and Shannon Chambers, also of the Clerk's Office, took photographs. Judge O'Malley was nominated to the court by President Obama on March 10, 2010 and confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010.
Circuit Judge Kathleen M. O'Malley is sworn in by Chief Judge Rader, George Pappas, Judge O'Malley's husband, holds the Bible.