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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Active:||10/4/2011 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Nina Gershon|
|Home State:||New York, NY|
|Undergraduate:||Harvard, A.B., 1972|
|Law School:||Harvard Law, J.D., 1977|
|Grad. School:||Harvard, M.A., 1974, Ph.D., 1979|
Early life and education
Kuntz attended Harvard College and graduated with an A.B. in 1972 and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1977. He has also earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1974 and 1979, respectively.
Kuntz spent his entire professional career as a private practice attorney in New York City. He also served as an Adjunct associate professor for Brooklyn Law School from 1987-2003.
Eastern District of New York
Kuntz was nominated by President Obama on March 9, 2011, to fill the seat left by Nina Gershon on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Obama said of the nomination, "I am honored to put forward such a highly qualified candidate for the federal bench. William Francis Kuntz, II will be a distinguished public servant and a valuable addition to the United States District Court."
Kuntz was rated Unanimously Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 4, 2011, and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of New York
Chief Judge: Carol Amon • Joseph Bianco • Brian Cogan • Sandra Feuerstein • Nicholas Garaufis • John Gleeson • Dora Irizarry • Kiyo Matsumoto • Roslynn Mauskopf • Joanna Seybert • Sandra Townes • Eric Vitaliano • William Kuntz • Margo Brodie • Pamela Ki Mai Chen
|Magistrate judges||Steven Gold • Joan Azrack • Lois Bloom • E. Thomas Boyle • Marilyn Go • Arlene Lindsay • Roanne Mann • James Orenstein • Viktor Pohorelsky • Cheryl Pollak • Ramon Reyes, Jr. • A. Kathleen Tomlinson • William Wall • Vera Scanlon •|
|Former Article III judges||
Charles Sifton • David Trager • Frank Altimari • Charles Linnaeus Benedict • Joseph McLaughlin • Reena Raggi • George Pratt • Asa Wentworth Tenney • Edward Beers Thomas • Thomas Chatfield • Van Vechten Veeder • Edwin Louis Garvin • Marcus Beach Campbell • Robert Alexander Inch • Grover Moscowitz • Mortimer Byers • Clarence Galston • Matthew Abruzzo • John Bartels • Frederic Block • Henry Bramwell • Walter Bruchhausen • Mark Costantino • John Dooling • Orrin Judd • Harold Kennedy • Jacob Mishler • Edward Neaher • Eugene Nickerson • Leo Rayfiel • George Rosling • Anthony Travia • Joseph Zavatt •
|Former Chief judges|