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Lynch, Gerard E.

Born 1951 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on February 28, 2000, to a seat vacated by John E. Sprizzo. Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2000, and received commission on May 25, 2000. Service terminated on September 21, 2009, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on April 2, 2009, to a seat vacated by Chester J. Straub. Confirmed by the Senate on September 17, 2009, and received commission on September 18, 2009. Assumed senior status on September 5, 2016.

Columbia College, B.A., 1972
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Wilfred Feinberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1975-1976
Law clerk, Hon. William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1976-1977
Professor, Columbia University School of Law, 1977-2000; vice dean, 1992-1997
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1980-1983, 1990-1992; chief, Criminal Division, 1990-1992
Associate counsel, Office of Independent Counsel, Iran-Contra investigation, 1988-1990
Private practice, New York City, 1992-2000