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Meyer, Jeffrey Alker
Born 1963 in North Tarrytown, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Mark R. Kravitz. Confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 2014, and received commission on February 25, 2014.

Yale College, B.A., 1985
Yale Law School, J.D., 1989

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. James L. Oakes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1989-1990
Law clerk, Hon. Donald Ross, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1990
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1990-1991
Law clerk, Hon. Harry A. Blackmun, Supreme Court of the United States, 1991-1992
Staff attorney, Vermont Legal Aid, Waterbury, Vermont, 1992-1993
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1993-1995
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Connecticut, 1995-2004; appeals chief, 2000-2004
Yale Law School, 1998-2004, 2010-2014; clinical visiting lecturer in law, 1998-2004; visiting professor of law, 2010-2014
Senior counsel, Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq, 2004-2005
Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2006-2014; associate professor, 2006-2010; professor of law, 2010-2014

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, June 7, 2013; no Senate vote


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