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New Bankruptcy Judge in Central District

February 28, 2012 / Ninth Circuit Public Information Office

Mark D. Houle receives the oath of office from Chief Bankruptcy Judge Peter H. Carroll of the Central District of California during a ceremony held February 17 at the federal courthouse in Riverside.  Judge Houle fills a vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Ellen Carroll, who stepped down on February 16.  Judge Houle served previously as a law clerk in the bankruptcy court's Santa Ana division.  Prior to coming onto the bench, he had been of counsel with the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, maintaining offices in Costa Mesa and Los Angeles.

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