Published on: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Jasmine Yoon has been confirmed by the Senate and will become the first Asian American Article III federal judge to serve in Virginia (article available here).

She will be a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

Yoon, who was born in South Korea, was nominated by President Joe Biden to fill the position when Chief Judge Michael F. Urbanski assumes senior status in July 2024.

Yoon has served as interim university counsel and associate university counsel at UVA, her alma mater. She also worked as an assistant United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where she investigated and prosecuted over 80 financial crimes and public corruption cases.