February 2010 | By Jane Leung Larson
C-100 members aren’t the only prominent Americans of Chinese descent breaking barriers and making headlines.
In this column, we salute other extraordinary Chinese Americans—
The first Chinese American woman federal judge is Dolly M. Gee, whose Senate confirmation as U.S. District Court Judge on Christmas Eve made history. Nominated by President Obama on the recommendation of Senator Barbara Boxer, Gee is serving in the Central District of California, the largest district by population of the 94 U.S. District Courts. Gee was born in California, educated at UCLA, and is a specialist in labor law and workplace harassment and discrimination cases. When nominated, Gee was a partner at Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers LLP in Los Angeles, where she has been since 1986.
For a biography of Gee, go to http://www.lalaborlaw.com/attorneys/dmgee.html