Obama Appoints First Black Judge to U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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In that role, she presided over litigation pursuant to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  Judge Campbell-Smith also served as a career law clerk for the Honorable Emily C. Hewitt of the United States Court of Federal Claims from 1998 to 2005.

From 1993 to 1996 and again from 1997 to 1998, she worked at the law firm of Liskow & Lewis in New Orleans, where she focused on environmental regulatory law, patent infringement litigation, and toxic tort litigation.

From 1996 to 1997, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sarah S. Vance, and from 1992 to 1993 she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Martin L.C. Feldman, both of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Campbell-Smith received her J.D. with honors in 1992 from Tulane Law School and her B.S. with honors in 1987 from Duke University.

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