The Hon. Alan K. Schneider is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was elected to the bench in 2010 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of William R. Pounders.
Judge Schneider graduated with his B.A. in international relations and political science from Tufts University, Massachusetts in 1989. After graduating from college, Schneider taught for a nonprofit organization in Washington D.C. called Close Up. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1993.
After graduating from law school, Schneider joined the D.C. law firm Wiley Rein as an associate where he practiced complex litigation. He returned to California to join the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office in 1995 as a deputy district attorney. Prior to his election to the Superior Court in 2010, Schneider had worked for seven years in the D.A.'s Hardcore Gang Division.
He has been a guest lecturer for Southwestern Law School.