Washington, DC - Today, the Senate confirmed Cheryl Ann Krause to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the Virgin Islands. She was introduced in a Senate Judiciary Hearing by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) in March.   President Obama nominated Cheryl Ann Krause to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in February. Both Casey and Toomey today praised a bipartisan vote of the Senate to confirm Cheryl Ann Krause as a federal judge to the United States Court of Appeals.

"I am pleased that Cheryl Ann Krause was confirmed to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals with bipartisan support from the Senate," Senator Casey said.  "Cheryl began her academic studies as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania and later returned to teach at Penn's highly regarded law school.  She is also a partner at one of Philadelphia's great law firms. Cheryl's reputation for legal excellence in both the public and private sector is well known in Pennsylvania and throughout the country.  Cheryl's prior experiences have prepared her well for a seat on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. I am confident that she will fulfill her position as a federal judge with fairness and integrity."

"In the same spirit of bipartisanship that Sen. Casey and I have been committed to when filling other federal judgeships in Pennsylvania, I was happy to support the nomination of Ms. Krause to the 3rd Circuit and am even happier to see her confirmed by the Senate today," said Senator Toomey.  "In addition to her outstanding legal credentials, which include a clerkship for Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ms. Krause has a wealth of legal experience in public service and private practice.  Ms. Krause has worked as a prosecutor, serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, as well as a defense attorney in private practice, which provides her with a balanced legal perspective. I appreciate Ms. Krause's willingness to serve on the federal bench and look forward to having her sworn in soon."

Background on Cheryl Ann Krause


A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford Law School, Cheryl Ann Krause has worked extensively as a public servant and in private practice. 

From 1993 to 1994, Judge Krause clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then for  Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1994 to 1995. 

Following her time with Justice Kennedy, Judge Krause worked as a lecturer and visiting scholar at Stanford Law School, as well as a law clerk at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP in San Francisco. Krause was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York City from 1996 to 1997, and then served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1997 to 2002. 

Krause returned to Philadelphia in 2003, where she joined Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin as a shareholder. In 2006, she became a partner at Dechert LLP, where she specializes in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations.

Since 2003, Judge Krause has regularly taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she founded and leads an appellate litigation externship program.  She also founded the Philadelphia Project in 2011, a partnership between Dechert LLP and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia to improve the quality of education for children with disabilities.  Since 2007, Judge Krause has served as outside counsel for the City of Philadelphia's Board of Ethics and on the Board of Directors of the Committee of Seventy, a non-partisan civic organization focused on fair elections and government integrity.

Judge Krause is married to Colonel Bradford R. Everman, who has had a long and distinguished career as an Air Force fighter pilot.