Born Brooklyn, N.Y.; admitted to bar, 1976, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Pembroke College, Brown University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1971); Antioch School of Law (J.D., 1976). Phi Beta Kappa. Trial Attorney, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 1976-1980. Member: The District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association. Languages: Spanish.