History of the Federal Judiciary

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Nathan, Alison Julie
Born 1972 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Barack Obama on March 31, 2011, to a seat vacated by Sidney H. Stein. Confirmed by the Senate on October 13, 2011, and received commission on October 17, 2011.

Cornell University, B.A., 1994
Cornell Law School, J.D., 2000

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Betty B. Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2000-2001
Law clerk, Hon. John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001-2002
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2002-2005
Private practice, New York City, 2005-2006
Visiting assistant professor, Fordham University School of Law, 2006-2008
Fritz Alexander fellow, New York University School of Law, 2008-2009
Associate White House counsel and special assistant to President Barack Obama, 2009-2010
Special counsel to the solicitor general, State of New York, 2010-2011


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