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Shwartz, Patty
Born 1961 in Paterson, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Maryanne Trump Barry. Confirmed by the Senate on April 9, 2013, and received commission on April 10, 2013.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2003-2013

Rutgers University, B.A., 1983
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1986

Professional Career:
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1986-1987
Law clerk, Hon. Harold A. Ackerman, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1987-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey, 1989-2003; deputy chief, Criminal Division, 1995-1999; chief, Criminal Division, 1999-2001, 2002-2003; executive assistant U.S. attorney, 2001-2002

Former name: Patty Shwartz-Dorsey


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