History of the Federal Judiciary

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Abrams, Ronnie
Born 1968 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Barack Obama on July 28, 2011, to a seat vacated by Lewis A. Kaplan. Confirmed by the Senate on March 22, 2012, and received commission on March 23, 2012.

Cornell University, B.A., 1990
Yale Law School, J.D., 1993

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Thomas P. Griesa, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1993-1994
Private practice, New York City, 1994-1998, 2008-2012
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1998-2008; acting chief, General Crimes Unit, 2004-2005; chief, General Crimes Unit, 2005-2007; deputy chief, Criminal Division, 2007-2008
Lecturer-in-law, Columbia University School of Law, 2008-


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