Roopali H. Desai

On June 15, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Roopali H. Desai to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to the seat being vacated by Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz, who is taking senior status. Desai is a partner at Coppersmith Brockelman PLC in Phoenix, Arizona, where she has practiced since 2007. During her 16-year tenure in private practice, Desai has handled hundreds of trial and appellate matters across a wide range of issues in both state and federal court, specializing in election law. When she was confirmed on August 4, 2022, she became the first South Asian person to serve on the court.