District Judge Theodore D. Chuang

District Judge Theodore D. Chuang was born in Media, Pennsylvania in 1969 and grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts.  Judge Chuang attended Harvard College and received his B.A. summa cum laude in Economics in 1991.   In 1994, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review and a Finalist in the Ames Moot Court Competition.

Following law school, Judge Chuang served from 1994 to 1995 as a law clerk to Judge Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  From 1995 to 1998, he served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, in Washington, D.C.  From 1998 to 2004, Judge Chuang served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. 

In 2004, Judge Chuang entered private practice at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C.  From 2007 to 2009, he served as Deputy Chief Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  He served as Chief Investigative Counsel for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in 2009 until he was appointed as Associate General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in August 2009.   In 2011, he was appointed as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and served in that position until 2014.

On September 25, 2013, President Obama nominated Judge Chuang to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.   Following Senate confirmation, Judge Chuang received his commission as United States District Judge on May 2, 2014.

Judge Chuang is a member of the bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts. Throughout his career, Judge Chuang has been active in professional and community organizations.  He has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, a legal services organization serving low income, limited English proficient Asian Americans and immigrants in Maryland and the Greater Washington, D.C. region.  He has also served on the Board of Governors of the District of Columbia Bar, as President of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, and as an officer of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area.