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Hon. Margaret M. Morrow was appointed to the United States District Court for the Central District of California by President Clinton on March 8, 1998. She has been sitting in Los Angeles since that time, hearing a full civil and criminal calendar. Prior to her appointment, Judge Morrow was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Arnold & Porter, where she specialized in appellate litigation. During her years in practice, she represented a wide range of corporate and business clients in both trial and appellate matters. She was counsel of record in several precedent-setting cases involving employment law, bad faith, insurance coverage and arbitration. Judge Morrow received her B.A. degree magna cum laude with honors from Bryn Mawr College in 1971, and her J.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1974. From 1974 to 1987, she practiced with Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard, Quinn & Rossi. In 1987, she and others formed the firm of Quinn, Kully and Morrow, which merged with Arnold & Porter in 1996. Judge Morrow is a past president of the State Bar of California, having served as its first woman president in 1993-94. She is also a past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and its Barristers Section. Judge Morrow has served on the boards of numerous professional associations, including the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Constitutional Rights Foundation. She is a past member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates and Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Public Counsel, a member of the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California Law Center, a member of the Advisory Board of the Hariett Buhai Center for Family Law, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Inner City Law Center. She is currently a member of the Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees. Judge Morrow was a member of the Commission to Draft an Ethics Code for Los Angeles City Government and the Public Commission on Los Angeles County Government in 1989-90. She has received numerous awards, including the Bernard E. Witkin Amicus Curiae Award from the Judicial Council of California; the Shattuck-Price Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association; the Ernestine Stahlhut Award from the Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles; and the Maynard Toll Award from the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.

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