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Warner and Kaine Applaud Committee Passage of Jasmine Yoon’s Nomination to the Western District of Virginia

Yoon would be the first Asian American to serve as a federal judge in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Jasmine Yoon to become a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia (WDVA). Yoon was nominated by President Biden after the senators recommended her to fill the position when Chief Judge Michael F. Urbanski assumes senior status in July 2024. The senators spoke at her confirmation hearing in February. Her nomination will now be considered by the full Senate.

“Jasmine Yoon represents the best of Virginia—having immigrated to the U.S. when she was 14, barely speaking English, to becoming a distinguished lawyer who has dedicated her career to public service. We’re confident her work ethic and stellar track record will serve her well in this new role,” said Warner and Kaine. “We look forward to voting in favor of her confirmation on the Senate floor and urge our colleagues to do the same.”

Jasmine Yoon is the Vice President for Corporate Integrity, Ethics, and Investigations at Capital One Financial Corporation. Prior to this role, she served as Interim University Counsel and Associate University Counsel at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, her alma mater. She also worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where she investigated and prosecuted over 80 financial crimes and public corruption cases. Yoon would be the first Asian American federal judge to serve in Virginia and the seventh federal judge recommended by the senators confirmed in the last three years.  

Under President Biden, the senators have confirmed nearly 200 federal judges to the bench, including the Honorable Toby HeytensPatricia Tolliver Giles, Michael S. NachmanoffElizabeth HanesJamar Walker, and Robert Ballou for federal courts across Virginia.