United States District Judge Leonard P. Stark Judge Stark is a graduate of the University of Delaware (Honors B.A. Political Science ’91, B.S. with Distinction Economics ’91, M.A. European History ‘91), University of Oxford (Magdalen College) (D. Phil. British Politics 1993), and Yale Law School (J.D. 1996). He clerked for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit during the 1996-97 term. From 1997 to 2001, Judge Stark was a litigation associate in the Wilmington, Delaware office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Between 2002 and 2007, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Delaware. Judge Stark was appointed to a newly-created federal magistrate judge position for the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on August 6, 2007. On March 17, 2010, he was nominated by President Obama as a District Judge for the District of Delaware and, following Senate confirmation on August 5, 2010, he was appointed to this position on
August 16, 2010. He became Chief Judge on July 1, 2014.