- Born 1951 in Jersey City, NJ
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on January 20, 1987, to a seat vacated by Frank X. Altimari. Confirmed by the Senate on May 7, 1987, and received commission on May 7, 1987. Service terminated on October 7, 2002, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 1, 2002, to a seat vacated by Amalya L. Kearse. Confirmed by the Senate on September 20, 2002, and received commission on October 4, 2002.
Wellesley College, B.A., 1973
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976
Law clerk, Hon. Thomas E. Fairchild, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1976-1977
Private practice, New York City, 1977-1979, 1986-1987
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1979-1986; chief, Narcotics Division, 1982-1984; chief, Special Prosecutions Division, 1984-1986
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York (interim court appointment), 1986
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, October 3, 1986; no Senate vote