Judge Wilner was appointed as a Magistrate Judge to the United States District Court for the Central District of California on April 1, 2011.
Judge Michael WilnerJudge Wilner is one of the magistrate judges participating in the Central District of California’s Patent Pilot Program.
Prior to his appointment as a Magistrate Judge, Judge Wilner 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 since 2000. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he served as a civil enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Los Angeles from 1995 to 2002, and was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in 2000. Prior to entering federal service, Judge Wilner was a litigation associate at Proskauer Rose LLP in Century City from 1991 to 1994.
Judge Wilner received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College in 1988, and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1991, graduating with honors.