Michael R. Wilner was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge in 2011. Prior to his appointment, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and a Deputy Chief in the Major Frauds Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2000, he served as a civil enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Los Angeles, and was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. Prior to entering federal service, he was a litigation associate at Proskauer Rose LLP in Century City.
Judge Wilner received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. While in law school, he served as a summer law clerk for the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.