Judge Traum was nominated by President Biden in 2021 and took the oath of office on April 8, 2022.
Prior to taking the federal bench, Judge Traum was a law professor with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law beginning in 2008, and is now Emerita Professor of Law. She previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney from 2000-2002, then as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the District of Nevada from 2002-2008. She served as Special Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Access to Justice, from 2015-2016.
Judge Traum received her Bachelor of Arts, with honors in history, from Brown University in 1991 and received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1996.