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Carney, Susan Laura
Born 1951 in Waltham, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Barrington D. Parker. Confirmed by the Senate on May 17, 2011, and received commission on May 17, 2011.

Harvard University, A.B., 1973
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Levin H. Campbell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1977-1978
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1979
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1979-1988, 1994-1996
Independent legal consultant, Washington, D.C., 1988-1993
Associate general counsel, Peace Corps, Washington, D.C., 1996-1998
Office of General Counsel, Yale University, 1998-2011; associate general counsel, 1998-2001; deputy general counsel, 2001-2011; acting general counsel, 2008

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, May 20, 2010; no Senate vote


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