San Francisco attorney Hannah L. Blumenstiel was appointed bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of California Monday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced the former in-house counsel for General Electric Capital’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Center from 2009 to 2010 was sworn in during February.
She takes over the post of retired Judge Thomas E. Carlson.
Prior to her GE post, Blumenstiel practiced law at Winston & Strawn from 2003 to 2008 and was an associate with Murphy Sheneman Julian & Rodgers from 2001 to 2003.
She also served as a bankruptcy law clerk for Judge Charles M Caldwell in the Southern District of Ohio from 1998 to 2001 and Judge Donald E. Calhoun from 2000 to 2001.
She received her law degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio in 1997 and her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University in 1992.
Blumenstiel is active in the San Francisco Bar Association, serving as co-chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section.