Judge Douglas F. McCormick

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Douglas F. McCormick is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California.

Before his appointment, Judge McCormick served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Central District of California for more than 12 years. As a federal prosecutor, Judge McCormick handled a number of significant cases at all stages, including one of the nation’s first prosecutions for aircraft parts fraud, the successful prosecution of seven corporate executives under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the prosecution of 29 defendants in a case involving the Mexican Mafia’s control of gang members on the streets and in the jails of Orange County.  In 2008, Judge McCormick received an Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his work on a domestic terrorism case against four members of a prison-based group for plotting to attack military recruiting centers and synagogues. Judge McCormick served as Deputy Chief and Acting Chief of the Santa Ana Branch Office.  

Judge McCormick has a long-standing commitment to the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, a non-profit organization that offers civics-related programs to high school students. He is currently a member of that organization’s Board of Directors.  

Before becoming a prosecutor, Judge McCormick worked at Latham & Watkins in Orange County. 

Judge McCormick graduated Order of the Coif from UCLA School of Law in 1995 and received his B.A. from UC Irvine in 1991. Immediately after law school, Judge McCormick clerked for Judge Charles E. Wiggins on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and for Judge Gary L. Taylor in the Central District of California.