Judge Miranda Du was nominated by President Barack Obama to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and took the oath of office on April 23, 2012.
Judge Du was born in Viet Nam and left with her family by boat when she was eight years old. After spending a year in refugee camps in Malaysia, Judge Du and her family immigrated to Alabama. Judge Du and her family ultimately relocated to Oakland, California. Judge Du attended the University of California-Davis, where she graduated with honors in History and Economics. She obtained her J.D. from the University of California-Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in May 1994.
In September 1994, Judge Du joined McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, a full service firm that focuses on commercial law and business litigation. Judge Du remained a member of McDonald Carano Wilson, where she served as the Chair of the Employment & Labor Law Group, until she joined the bench.
Judge Du has been an active member of the Northern Nevada community. She served on the Nevada Commission on Economic Development between 2008 and 2011. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Step 2 and the Nevada Women’s Fund. She was recognized as a "Top 20 under 40" young professional in the Reno-Tahoe Area in 2008.