During a private ceremony held this morning, Lydia Kay Griggsby was sworn in as a United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. Judge Griggsby previously served with distinction as a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for seven years. Prior to her appointment, Judge Griggsby served as the Chief Counsel for Privacy and Information Policy for the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2009 to 2014, and she served as Privacy Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2004 to 2008. Prior to this appointment, Judge Griggsby served for six years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia after spending three years as a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. Judge Griggsby worked in private practice prior to her service with the Department of Justice. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Judge Griggsby received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
The President nominated Judge Griggsby on March 30, 2021, to fill the vacancy created when the Honorable Catherine C. Blake announced her intention to take senior status. The Senate confirmed Judge Griggsby’s nomination on June 16, 2021. Judge Griggsby will be assigned to the United States Courthouse in Baltimore.