Deputy public defender, Santa Clara County, California, 1981-1988
Private practice, San Jose, California, 1988-2001
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, 2001-2011
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, May 20, 2010; no Senate vote
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