Governor Brown Appoints Ashfaq (Ron) Chowdhury as Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge

Posted by on February 27, 2018 in Press & Internal News

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the appointment of Ashfaq (Ron) Chowdhury, an attorney with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California, as a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge.

Ashfaq (Ron) G. Chowdhury, 43, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Chowdhury has served as a deputy federal public defender at the Office of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California since 2010. He was an associate at Cole Pedroza LLP from 2008 to 2010, at Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP from 2005 to 2008 and at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP from 2003 to 2005.  Chowdhury served as a law clerk for the Honorable Frederic Block at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York from 2001 to 2003 and for the Honorable Richard N. Palmer at the Connecticut Supreme Court from 2000 to 2001. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Lloyd M. Nash. Chowdhury is a Democrat.

Read the official announcement from the California Governor’s office here.