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Caproni, Valerie Elaine
Born 1955 in Lee County, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Richard J. Holwell. Confirmed by the Senate on September 9, 2013, and received commission on December 2, 2013.

Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, B.A., 1976
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Phyllis Kravitch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1979-1980
Private practice, New York City, 1980-1985, 2001-2003
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1985-1989, 1992-1998; chief, Special Prosecutions Unit, 1993; chief, Organized Crime and Racketeering Unit, 1993-1994; chief, Criminal Division, 1994-1998
General counsel and senior vice president, New York State Urban Development Corporation, 1989-1992
Regional director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Los Angeles, California, 1998-2001
General counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2003-2011
Vice president and deputy general counsel, Northrop Grumman Corporation, 2011-2013

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, November 14, 2012; no Senate vote


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