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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.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2003-2013

Rutgers University, B.A., 1983
University of Pennsylvania Law School (now Carey 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

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, October 5, 2011; no Senate vote