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Lorna Schofield

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Lorna Schofield
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   91-0
Active:   12/13/2012 - Present
Preceded by:   Shira Scheindlin
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Indiana U., B.A., 1977
Law School:   New York U. Law, J.D., 1981

Lorna Schofield is a judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She joined the court in 2012 after a nomination from President Barack Obama. Prior to joining the court, Schofield was a partner in the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York City.[1][2]

Early life and education

Schofield earned her B.A. from Indiana University in 1977. She went on to attend New York University School of Law, earning her J.D. four years later.[3]

Professional career

  • 1991-2012: Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • 1988-1991: Private practice, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • 1984-1988: Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
  • 1981-1984: Associate, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton[3]

Judicial career

Federal judicial nomination

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Lorna Schofield
 Court:Southern District of New York
 Progress:Confirmed 232 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:4/25/2012
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:6/6/2012
DefeatedDQFRs:
DefeatedDReported: 
ApprovedAConfirmed:12/13/2012
 Vote:

On April 25, 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Lorna Schofield to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to fill the vacancy left by Shira Scheindlin.[1] Obama commented on the two nominations, stating, “I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench. They will be distinguished public servants and valuable additions to the United States District Court.”[3]

Schofield was rated Unanimously Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 6, 2012 and you can find her Committee Questionnaire available here and her Questions for the Record available here (dead link).[4]

On December 13, 2012, the United States Senate confirmed Lorna Schofield to an Article III post for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York with a vote of 91-0.[2][5]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Shira Scheindlin
Southern District of New York
2012–Current
Succeeded by:
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