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Failla, Katherine Polk

Born 1969 in Edison, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Denise Cote. Confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 2013, and received commission on March 5, 2013.

Education:
College of William and Mary, B.A., 1990
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1993

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Joseph E. Irenas, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1993-1994
Private practice, New York City, 1994-2000
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 2000-2013; deputy chief, Criminal Appeals Unit, 2004-2008; chief, Criminal Appeals Unit, 2008-2013

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, June 25, 2012; no Senate vote

Miscellaneous Information:

Given name at birth: Katherine Mary Polk