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Mark Allen Barnett (born 1963) is a United States Judge of the United States Court of International Trade.

Mark Allen Barnett
Judge of the United States Court of International Trade
Assumed office
May 28, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byJudith M. Barzilay
Personal details
Mark Allen Barnett

1963 (age 55–56)
Reading, Pennsylvania
EducationDickinson College (B.A.)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)



Barnett was born in 1963 in Reading, Pennsylvania.[1] He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1985 from Dickinson College. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1988 from the University of Michigan Law School. After graduation, he served as an associate at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson. From 1995 to 2013, he served as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Import Administration at the United States Department of Commerce, becoming Deputy Chief Counsel in 2005. From 2008 to 2009 he was detailed to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means, where he served as Trade Counsel for the Subcommittee on Trade.[2][3]

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On July 12, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Barnett to be a United States Judge for the United States Court of International Trade, to the seat vacated by Judge Judith M. Barzilay, who took senior status on June 2, 2011.[2] On September 19, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on his nomination and reported his nomination to the floor on December 6, 2012, by voice vote. On January 2, 2013, his nomination was returned to the President, due to the sine die adjournment of the Senate. On January 3, 2013, he was renominated to the same office. His nomination was reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 14, 2013, by voice vote.[4] On May 23, 2013, he was confirmed by voice vote. He received his commission on May 28, 2013.[3]


  1. ^ "Senate Judiciary Committee Nomination Questionnaire" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b "President Obama Nominates Mark A. Barnett to Serve on the U.S. Court of International Trade". 12 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Barnett, Mark Allen - Federal Judicial Center".
  4. ^ "President Obama Re-nominates Thirty-Three to Federal Judgeships". 3 January 2013.

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