History of the Federal Judiciary


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Oetken, James Paul
Born 1965 in Louisville, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 26, 2011, to a seat vacated by Denny Chin. Confirmed by the Senate on July 18, 2011, and received commission on July 20, 2011.

Education:
University of Iowa, B.A., 1988
Yale Law School, J.D., 1991

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Richard D. Cudahy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1991-1992
Law clerk, Hon. Louis F. Oberdorfer, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1992-1993
Law clerk, Hon. Harry A. Blackmun, Supreme Court of the United States, 1993-1994
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1995-1997
Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997-1999
Associate counsel, President William J. Clinton, 1999-2001
Private practice, New York City, 2001-2004
Associate general counsel, Cablevision Systems Corporation, 2004-2011; vice president, 2004-2007; senior vice president, 2007-2011

 

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