United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (in case citation
Case citation
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s, S.D.N.Y.) is a federal district court
United States district court
The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. Both civil and criminal cases are filed in the district court, which is a court of law, equity, and admiralty. There is a United States bankruptcy court associated with each United States...

. Appeals from the Southern District of New York are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is one of the thirteen United States Courts of Appeals...

 (except for patent
Patent
A patent is a form of intellectual property. It consists of a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention....

 claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act
Tucker Act
Through the Tucker Act , the United States government has waived its sovereign immunity with respect to certain lawsuits....

, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
-Vacancies and pending nominations:-List of former judges:-Chief judges:Notwithstanding the foregoing, when the court was initially created, Congress had to resolve which chief judge of the predecessor courts would become the first chief judge...

).

The Southern District is one of the most influential and active federal district courts in the United States, largely because of its jurisdiction over New York's major financial centers.
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The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (in case citation
Case citation
Case citation is the system used in many countries to identify the decisions in past court cases, either in special series of books called reporters or law reports, or in a 'neutral' form which will identify a decision wherever it was reported...

s, S.D.N.Y.) is a federal district court
United States district court
The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. Both civil and criminal cases are filed in the district court, which is a court of law, equity, and admiralty. There is a United States bankruptcy court associated with each United States...

. Appeals from the Southern District of New York are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is one of the thirteen United States Courts of Appeals...

 (except for patent
Patent
A patent is a form of intellectual property. It consists of a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention....

 claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act
Tucker Act
Through the Tucker Act , the United States government has waived its sovereign immunity with respect to certain lawsuits....

, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
-Vacancies and pending nominations:-List of former judges:-Chief judges:Notwithstanding the foregoing, when the court was initially created, Congress had to resolve which chief judge of the predecessor courts would become the first chief judge...

).

The Southern District is one of the most influential and active federal district courts in the United States, largely because of its jurisdiction over New York's major financial centers. The current U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is the chief federal law enforcement officer in eight New York counties: New York , Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan. Preet Bharara, who was appointed by Barack Obama in 2009 is the U.S. Attorney for the...

 is Preet Bharara
Preet Bharara
Preetinder S. Bharara , commonly known as Preet Bharara, is U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.-Early life and education:Bharara was born in 1968 in Firozpur, Punjab, India, to a Sikh father and Hindu mother...

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Jurisdiction

The Court's jurisdiction comprises the following counties: New York
Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

 (Manhattan), Bronx
The Bronx
The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City. It is also known as Bronx County, the last of the 62 counties of New York State to be incorporated...

, Westchester
Westchester County, New York
Westchester County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. Westchester covers an area of and has a population of 949,113 according to the 2010 Census, residing in 45 municipalities...

, Putnam
Putnam County, New York
Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, in the lower Hudson River Valley. Putnam county formed in 1812, when it detached from Dutchess County. , the population was 99,710. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. The county seat is the hamlet of Carmel...

, Rockland
Rockland County, New York
Rockland County is a suburban county 15 miles to the northwest of Manhattan and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area, in the U.S. state of New York. It is the southernmost county in New York west of the Hudson River, and the smallest county in New York outside of New York City. The...

, Orange
Orange County, New York
Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area and is located at the northern reaches of the New York metropolitan area. The county sits in the state's scenic Mid-Hudson Region of the Hudson Valley...

, Dutchess
Dutchess County, New York
Dutchess County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, in the state's Mid-Hudson Region of the Hudson Valley. The 2010 census lists the population as 297,488...

, and Sullivan
Sullivan County, New York
Sullivan County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,547. The county seat is Monticello. The name is in honor of Major General John Sullivan, who was a hero in the American Revolutionary War...

. The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is the chief federal law enforcement officer in eight New York counties: New York , Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan. Preet Bharara, who was appointed by Barack Obama in 2009 is the U.S. Attorney for the...

 represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. Courthouses are located in Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

, White Plains
White Plains, New York
White Plains is a city and the county seat of Westchester County, New York, United States. It is located in south-central Westchester, about east of the Hudson River and northwest of Long Island Sound...

, and Middletown
Middletown, Orange County, New York
Middletown is a city in Orange County, New York, United States. It lies in New York's Hudson Valley region, near the Wallkill River and the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains. Middletown is situated between Port Jervis and Newburgh, New York. The city's population was 25,388 at the 2000 census...

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History

The United States District Court for the District of New York was one of the original 13 courts established by the Judiciary Act of 1789
Judiciary Act of 1789
The United States Judiciary Act of 1789 was a landmark statute adopted on September 24, 1789 in the first session of the First United States Congress establishing the U.S. federal judiciary...

, 1 Stat. 73, on September 24, 1789. It existed for nearly twenty-five years before, on April 9, 1814, New York was divided into Northern
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York serves one of the 94 judicial districts in the United States and one of four in the state of New York. The U.S. Attorney for the district is Richard S. Hartunian...

 and Southern Districts by 3 Stat. 120.
The subdivision of the district was reportedly instigated by Matthias Burnett Tallmadge
Matthias Burnett Tallmadge
Matthias Burnett Tallmadge was a lawyer, statesman and federal judge from New York.Born in Stamford, New York, Tallmadge graduated from Yale University in 1795 and read law to enter private practice in Herkimer, New York...

, out of antipathy for fellow district judge William P. Van Ness. These Districts were later further subdivided with the creation of Eastern
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York is the federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises the entirety of Long Island and Staten Island...

 District on February 25, 1865 by 13 Stat. 438, and the Western
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
The United States District Court for the Western District of New York is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises only a part of New York....

 District on May 12, 1900, by 31 Stat. 175.

For the first hundred years of its existence, the case load of the District was dominated first by admiralty
Admiralty law
Admiralty law is a distinct body of law which governs maritime questions and offenses. It is a body of both domestic law governing maritime activities, and private international law governing the relationships between private entities which operate vessels on the oceans...

 cases, and then by a mix of admiralty and bankruptcy
Bankruptcy in the United States
Bankruptcy in the United States is governed under the United States Constitution which authorizes Congress to enact "uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States." Congress has exercised this authority several times since 1801, most recently by adopting the Bankruptcy...

 cases.

Judges

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has 28 authorized judgeships, filled by judges appointed by the President
President of the United States
The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces....

 and confirmed by the Senate
United States Senate
The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

. Sixteen judges who have taken senior status
Senior status
Senior status is a form of semi-retirement for United States federal judges, and judges in some state court systems. After federal judges have reached a certain combination of age and years of service on the federal courts, they are allowed to assume senior status...

 are eligible to continue hearing cases. As of June 1, 2009, the Chief Judge
Chief judge
Chief Judge is a title that can refer to the highest-ranking judge of a court that has more than one judge. The meaning and usage of the term vary from one court system to another...

 of the District is Judge Loretta A. Preska
Loretta A. Preska
Loretta A. Preska is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and a former nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.-Background:...

, succeeding Judge Kimba Wood
Kimba Wood
Kimba Maureen Wood is a United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.-Early life and education:...

, who assumed senior status
Senior status
Senior status is a form of semi-retirement for United States federal judges, and judges in some state court systems. After federal judges have reached a certain combination of age and years of service on the federal courts, they are allowed to assume senior status...

.

The District Judges (active and senior) sitting are:
Name Appointed Appointed by
Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska
Loretta A. Preska
Loretta A. Preska is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and a former nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.-Background:...

1992   George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States . He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States , a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, to...

District Judge Deborah A. Batts 1994   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

District Judge John G. Koeltl
John G. Koeltl
John George Koeltl is a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.-Education:Koeltl graduated from Regis High School in New York City in 1963...

1994   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

District Judge Denise Cote
Denise Cote
Denise Cote is a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.-Personal and Education:...

1994   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

District Judge Barbara S. Jones
Barbara S. Jones
Barbara Sue Jones is a United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.-Early life and education:Born in Inglewood, California, Jones received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount St...

1995   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

District Judge Colleen McMahon
Colleen McMahon
Colleen McMahon is a United States federal judge.Born in Columbus, Ohio, McMahon received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1973 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1976. She was in private practice in New York from 1976–1979 and from 1980 to 1995. She was a Speechwriter / special assistant...

1998   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

District Judge William H. Pauley 1998   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald
Naomi Reice Buchwald
Naomi Reice Buchwald is a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.- Background :...

1999   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

District Judge Laura Taylor Swain
Laura Taylor Swain
Laura Taylor Swain is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.- Early life and education :Born in Brooklyn, Swain earned a bachelor's degree in 1979 from Harvard University/Radcliffe College...

2000   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

District Judge George B. Daniels
George B. Daniels
George B. Daniels is a United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.Daniels was born in Allendale, South Carolina. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1975. He received a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall...

2000   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

District Judge P. Kevin Castel
P. Kevin Castel
P. Kevin Castel is a United States federal judge.Born in Jamaica, New York, Castel received a B.S. from St. John's University in 1972 and a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law in 1975. He was a law clerk to Kevin Thomas Duffy of the United States District Court for the Southern District...

2003   George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

District Judge Richard J. Holwell
Richard J. Holwell
Richard James Holwell is a United States federal judge for the Southern District of New York.Born in New York, New York, Holwell received a B.A. from Villanova University in 1967 and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1970. He graduated from Cambridge University School of Criminology...

2003   George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

District Judge Kenneth M. Karas
Kenneth M. Karas
Kenneth Michael Karas is a United States federal judge.Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Karas received a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1986 and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1991. He was a law clerk for the Hon. Reena Raggi, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District...

2004   George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

District Judge Paul A. Crotty
Paul A. Crotty
Paul Austin Crotty is a United States federal judge.Born in Buffalo, New York, Crotty received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1962 and an LL.B. from Cornell Law School in 1967. He was a United States Navy Reserve from 1962 to 1968. He was a law clerk, Hon. Lloyd F. MacMahon, U.S....

2005   George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

District Judge Richard Sullivan
Richard Sullivan
Richard Joseph Sullivan is a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Nominated by President George W. Bush on February 15, 2007 to fill the seat of the retired Judge Michael B. Mukasey, Sullivan was confirmed by the U.S...

2007   George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

District Judge Cathy Seibel
Cathy Seibel
Cathy Seibel is a United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She joined the court in 2008 after being nominated by President George W...

2008   George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

District Judge Paul G. Gardephe
Paul G. Gardephe
Paul G. Gardephe is a United States federal judge.-Biography:Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Gardephe received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1982. He was a law clerk, Hon. Albert J....

2008   George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti
Vincent L. Briccetti
Vincent Louis Briccetti is a United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. On April 12, 2011, the Senate confirmed his nomination by unanimous consent during executive proceedings...

2011   Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

District Judge J. Paul Oetken
J. Paul Oetken
James Paul Oetken , known professionally as J. Paul Oetken, is a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was confirmed on July 18, 2011 in an 80–13 vote and received his commission on July 20, 2011...

2011   Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer
Paul A. Engelmayer
Paul Adam Engelmayer is a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The United States Senate confirmed him on July 26, 2011 in a 98–0 vote. He received his commission on July 27, 2011....

2011   Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

District Judge Alison J. Nathan
Alison J. Nathan
Alison Julie Nathan is an American lawyer and federal judge, serving on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.- Early life and education :...

2011   Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

District Judge Katherine B. Forrest
Katherine B. Forrest
Katherine Bolan Forrest is an American lawyer and judge, serving on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.- Early life and education :...

2011   Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Senior District Judge Thomas P. Griesa
Thomas P. Griesa
Thomas Poole Griesa is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.Judge Griesa received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1952 and an LL.B. from Stanford Law School in 1958....

1972   Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under...

Senior District Judge Robert L. Carter
Robert L. Carter
Robert Lee Carter is a U.S. civil rights activist and judge.-Personal history and early life:Robert Lee Carter was born on March 11, 1917, in Careyville, Florida. While still very young, his mother moved north to Newark, New Jersey, where he was raised...

1972   Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under...

Senior District Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy 1972   Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under...

Senior District Judge Richard Owen
Richard Owen (judge)
Richard Owen is a United States federal judge.Born to an opera-loving attorney, he grew up in New York, New York. Owen was in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942–45, and then received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1945. He received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1950, and entered...

1973   Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under...

Senior District Judge Charles S. Haight, Jr.
Charles S. Haight, Jr.
Charles Sherman Haight, Jr. is an American lawyer and federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.-Biography:...

1976   Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974...

Senior District Judge Leonard B. Sand
Leonard B. Sand
Leonard Burke Sand is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Sand received a B.S. from the New York University School of Commerce in 1947 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1951. He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional...

1978   Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office...

Senior District Judge Robert W. Sweet
Robert W. Sweet
Robert Workman Sweet is an American jurist and currently a senior United States federal judge serving on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.-Early life and career:...

1978   Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office...

Senior District Judge John F. Keenan
John F. Keenan
John Fontaine Keenan is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Keenan received a B.B.A. from Manhattan College in 1951 and an LL.B from Fordham University School of Law, in 1954. He was nominated to the court by Ronald Reagan on September...

1983   Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

Senior District Judge Peter K. Leisure
Peter K. Leisure
Peter Keeton Leisure is a United States federal judge.Born in New York, New York, Leisure received a B.A. from Yale University in 1952 and attended Columbia Law School, but was in the United States Army Lieutenant, Artillery from 1953 to 1955. He received an LL.B. from the University of Virginia...

1984   Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

Senior District Judge Louis L. Stanton
Louis L. Stanton
Louis Lee Stanton is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.Stanton received a B.A. from Yale University in 1950, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1955, and an LL.B from University of Virginia School of Law in 1955...

1985   Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

Senior District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum
Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum
Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum is a senior judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York...

1986   Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

Senior District Judge Kimba Wood
Kimba Wood
Kimba Maureen Wood is a United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.-Early life and education:...

1987   Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

Senior District Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr.
Robert P. Patterson, Jr.
Robert Porter Patterson Jr. is a United States federal judge.Born in New York, New York, Patterson was in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942–56, during which time he received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1947 and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1950...

1988   Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

Senior District Judge Lawrence M. McKenna
Lawrence M. McKenna
Lawrence M. McKenna is a Senior District Judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was nominated to the bench by George H. W. Bush on January 24, 1990. Judge McKenna received his commission on April 30 of the same year, taking the seat of William C. Conner...

1990   George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States . He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States , a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, to...

Senior District Judge Harold Baer, Jr.
Harold Baer, Jr.
Harold Baer, Jr. is a Federal District Judge in the Southern District of New York. He received his BA from Hobart College in 1954, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his LLB from Yale Law School in 1957....

1994   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

Senior District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan
Lewis A. Kaplan
Lewis A. Kaplan is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He took senior status on February 1, 2011....

1994   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

Senior District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin 1994   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

Senior District Judge Sidney H. Stein
Sidney H. Stein
Sidney H. Stein is a United States federal judge. He assumed senior status on September 1, 2010.Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Stein was a New York Army National Guard from 1969 to 1975. He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1967 and attended the New York University Graduate School of...

1995   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

Senior District Judge Jed S. Rakoff
Jed S. Rakoff
Jed Saul Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.-Biography:Rakoff was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 1, 1943. Rakoff graduated with honors in English literature from Swarthmore College , earned his M. Phil. from Balliol College at Oxford University...

1996   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

Senior District Judge Alvin Hellerstein 1998   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

Senior District Judge Richard M. Berman
Richard M. Berman
Richard M. Berman is a senior Federal District Judge in the Southern District of New York. He received his BS from Cornell University in 1964 and his JD from NYU School of Law in 1967. He also received an MSW from Fordham University in 1996...

1998   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...

Senior District Judge Victor Marrero
Victor Marrero
Victor Marrero is a United States federal judge appointed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by President Bill Clinton in 1999...

1999   Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation...


Vacancies and pending nominations

# Seat last held by Vacancy reason Date of vacancy Nominee Nominated
1 Resignation
2 Senior status
Senior status
Senior status is a form of semi-retirement for United States federal judges, and judges in some state court systems. After federal judges have reached a certain combination of age and years of service on the federal courts, they are allowed to assume senior status...

3 Senior status
Senior status
Senior status is a form of semi-retirement for United States federal judges, and judges in some state court systems. After federal judges have reached a certain combination of age and years of service on the federal courts, they are allowed to assume senior status...

4 Senior status
Senior status
Senior status is a form of semi-retirement for United States federal judges, and judges in some state court systems. After federal judges have reached a certain combination of age and years of service on the federal courts, they are allowed to assume senior status...

5 Senior status
Senior status
Senior status is a form of semi-retirement for United States federal judges, and judges in some state court systems. After federal judges have reached a certain combination of age and years of service on the federal courts, they are allowed to assume senior status...

6 Senior status
Senior status
Senior status is a form of semi-retirement for United States federal judges, and judges in some state court systems. After federal judges have reached a certain combination of age and years of service on the federal courts, they are allowed to assume senior status...


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