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Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced that he has appointed former Federal Judge Robert C. Bonner to the Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commission.

Judge Bonner, a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, was a law clerk for Albert Lee Stephens, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, was on active duty in the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. 

Mr. Bonner was Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California before going into private practice for nine years and then becoming United States Attorney.  He was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to be a Federal Judge for California’s Central District and then the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

After 8 more years in private practice, Judge Bonner was appointed by President George W. Bush as Commissioner of the United States Customs Services.  He was appointed by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to serve as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Southwest Border Task Force.  He is a partner in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices of law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.