Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims on December 5, 2014. Prior to her appointment, Judge Griggsby served as the Chief Counsel for Privacy and Information Policy for the Senate Judiciary Committee, a position to which she was appointed by Senator Patrick Leahy in 2009.
From 2004 to 2008, Judge Griggsby served as Privacy Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee. During her tenure on the Committee, Judge Griggsby was the lead Senate counsel on several pieces of legislation enacted by Congress to reform the Freedom of Information Act, including the OPEN Government Act of 2007 and the OPEN FOIA Act of 2009.
In 2004, Judge Griggsby was appointed counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. Prior to this appointment, she served six years as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia from 1998 to 2004.
Between 1995 and 1998, Judge Griggsby was a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice, where she litigated complex civil matters before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to her appointment to the Department of Justice, Judge Griggsby was an associate with the law firm of DLA Piper, LLP.
Judge Griggsby has appeared frequently at national conferences to speak on issues related to government transparency, cybersecurity, and privacy in the digital age.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Judge Griggsby earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in public policy political science from the University of Pennsylvania.