History of the Federal Judiciary

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Berman, Richard M.
Born 1943 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 21, 1998, to a seat vacated by Kevin Thomas Duffy. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998, and received commission on October 22, 1998. Assumed senior status on September 11, 2011.

Cornell University, B.S., 1964
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1967
Fordham University, M.S.W., 1996

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York, 1970-1974
Executive assistant, U.S. Sen. Jacob Javits, New York, 1974-1977
Executive director, New York State Alliance to Save Energy, Inc., 1977-1978
General counsel and executive vice president, Warner Cable Corporation, 1978-1986
Private practice, New York City, 1986-1995
Judge, Queens County [New York] Family Court, 1995-1998


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