Paul Crotty

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Paul Crotty
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #22
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   04/15/2005 - Present
Preceded by:   Harold Baer
Personal History
Born:   1941
Hometown:   Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate:   Notre Dame, B.A., 1962
Law School:   Cornell Law, LL.B., 1967
Military service:   U.S. Navy, Reserves 1962 - 1968



Paul Crotty is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 2005 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to his appointment, Crotty was the Group President for the New York and Connecticut Region for Verizon Communications.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Buffalo, New York, Crotty graduated from the University of Notre Dame with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and later graduated from Cornell Law School with his LL.B. in 1967.[1]

Professional career

  • 1997-2005: Group president, Verizon Communications, New York and Connecticut region
  • 1994-1997: Corporation counsel, New York City
  • 1988-1993: Private practice, New York City
  • 1984-1988: Office of Financial Services, New York Cit
  • 1986-1988: Commissioner of housing preservation and development
  • 1984-1986: Commissioner of finance
  • 1984: Commissioner

Military service

Crotty served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1962 to 1968.[1]

Judicial career

Federal judgeship

Crotty was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by President George W. Bush on February 14, 2005 to a seat vacated by Harold Baer. Crotty was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 11, 2005 on a Senate vote and received commission on April 15, 2005.[2]

Notable cases

Bristol-Meyers Plavix case (2009)

  United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
     *Sanofi-Aventis v. Apotex Inc. No. 02 Civ. 2255 (SHS)
Judge Crotty was the presiding judge in a case involving Bristol-Meyers Squibb in a patent dispute with Canadian drug maker Apotex over the blood thinner Plavix. On August 18, 2009, Judge Crotty approved a preliminary settlement that the drug maker and their former chief executive would pay $125 million in damages to settle litigation against Aptoex. The settlement came after a 2007 case in which Bristol Meyers was fined $1 million by the Federal Trade Commission over making false statements in a failed settlement attempt with Aptoex.[3]


Arkansas lawyer case (2009)

  United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
     *USA v. Cauley (2009) 1:09-cr-00551-PAC
Judge Crotty presided in the trial of former Arkansas lawyer Gene Cauley. Cauley was convicted of wire fraud and contempt of court. Cauley, who plead guilty, stole $9.3 million from a class-action escrow account. Cauley had this to say about his crimes,

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

I built several businesses. I went through a cash-flow crisis... Rather than swallow my pride and lay off dozens of people, rather than embarrassing myself, this is what I did.[4]
On November 23, 2009, Cauley was sentenced to seven years in federal prison and ordered repay the $9.3 million.[5]


See also

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Harold Baer
Southern District of New York
2005–Current
Succeeded by:
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