Meet the Ghanaian named by Joe Biden as California judge

US President Joe Biden has nominated a daughter of Ghanaian immigrants in the United States, Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong, to serve as a judge on the US district court for the Central District of California.

Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong

Frimpong was born in the United States to Ghanaian parents domiciled in the US – Kwaku Ewusi-Mensah and Theodora Ewusi-Mensah.

The President is announcing eight new candidates for the federal bench, all of whom are extraordinarily qualified, experienced, and devoted to the rule of law and our Constitution, a brief from the White House said.

This is President Biden’s seventh round of nominees for federal judicial positions, bringing the number of announced federal judicial nominees to 43.

Profile of Frimpong

Judge Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Central District of California

Judge Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong has served as a judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 2016. From 2015 to 2016, she served as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. From 2007 to 2015, Judge Frimpong worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, serving in various positions, including as Counselor to the Attorney General, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch, and other positions. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Judge Frimpong worked as an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco from 2002 to 2007. Judge Frimpong served as a law clerk for Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2001 to 2002. Judge Frimpong received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2001 and her A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1997.

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