History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Leval, Pierre Nelson
Born 1936 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on October 17, 1977, to a seat vacated by Dudley B. Bonsal. Confirmed by the Senate on October 29, 1977, and received commission on October 31, 1977. Service terminated on November 8, 1993, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a seat vacated by George Cheney Pratt. Confirmed by the Senate on October 18, 1993, and received commission on October 20, 1993. Assumed senior status on August 16, 2002.

Education:
Harvard College, A.B., 1959
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1963

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1959
Law clerk, Hon. Henry J. Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1963-1964
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1964-1968; chief appellate attorney, 1967-1968
Private practice, New York City, 1969-1975
Assistant district attorney, New York County, New York, 1975-1977; first assistant, 1975-1976; chief assistant, 1976-1977

 

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