CAPAC Applauds Confirmation of Jennifer Choe Groves to U.S. Court of International Trade

Jun 7, 2016

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Jennifer Choe Groves by unanimous consent to the U.S. Court of International Trade. Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements:

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair:

“I congratulate Jennifer Choe Groves on her well-deserved confirmation to the U.S. Court of International Trade. Her success is historic as she now becomes the first Asian Pacific American to serve in this role. I thank President Obama for his continued commitment to diversifying the federal bench and ensuring that our legal system reflects the people it serves.”

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (HI):

“Jennifer Choe Groves will make history as the first Asian American to serve on the Court of International Trade. I was proud to support her nomination in the United States Senate, and thank President Obama for his commitment to ensuring our courts reflect the diversity of our country.”

Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17), CAPAC Chair Emeritus:

“I extend heartfelt congratulations to Jennifer Choe Groves on her historic confirmation to the U.S. Court of International Trade. Groves will now be the first ever Asian American and Pacific Islander Judge to serve on this Court, which will greatly benefit from her extensive expertise in the areas of international trade policy and intellectual property protection. I am thankful to President Obama for nominating her and to the Senate for having confirmed this qualified candidate. In an ever increasingly globalized world, international trade is more important today than ever before, and I am confident Groves will serve this Court dutifully and exceptionally.”

Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06):

“Congratulations to Jennifer Choe Groves. She is making history as the first Asian Pacific American to serve on the U.S. Court of International Trade and I know she’ll serve our nation well. Thanks to President Obama for working to ensure that our federal bench reflects the diversity of America.”

Background:

Ms. Groves formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer of Titanium Law Group PLLC and Choe Groves Consulting LLC, where she provided legal services focused on international trade, intellectual property, and corporate law. Previously, she was a partner at the law firms of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC and Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP. She has also served as the Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Innovation in the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President, as well as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Groves received her law degree from Columbia University School of Law.

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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and Members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.