The Honorable Cheryl Ann Krause
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Cheryl Ann Krause was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in July of 2014. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, and graduated from Stanford Law School with distinction. She then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, followed by a clerkship for the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court.
Before entering private practice, Judge Krause served for five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and was a lecturer at Stanford Law School and Columbia Law School. As a litigator at a large law firm in Philadelphia, she specialized in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations, was a frequent author and speaker on topics pertaining to constitutional and criminal law, and lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she founded an appellate litigation externship.
Judge Krause has served many professional, civic, and charitable organizations in various capacities. In 2011, she founded the Philadelphia Project, a partnership between practicing lawyers and a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, to improve the quality of education for children with disabilities.