Judge Kent A. Jordan was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Jordan had previously served as a U.S. District Judge for the District of Delaware from 2002 to 2006. After earning his law degree from Georgetown University, he was a law clerk for Judge James L. Latchum on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Before his appointment to the bench, he was an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware, having served as civil chief in that office in 1991 and 1992. He has also served as an officer and as a member of the boards of directors of privately held businesses and was a partner in a Wilmington, Delaware, law firm, where his practice focused on intellectual property, corporate and commercial litigation. He was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1984 and is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar, and the bars of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.