Louis Stanton

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Louis Stanton
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/18/1985-9/30/1996
Senior:   10/01/1996-Present
Preceded by:   Henry Werker
Succeeded by:   Alvin Hellerstein
Personal History
Born:   1927
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Yale, 1950
Law School:   University of Virginia Law, 1955
Military service:   U.S. Marines, Reserves 1950-1952

Louis Stanton is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.[1]

Early life and education

Stanton graduated from Yale with his bachelor's degree in 1950 and later graduated from Virginia Law with his J.D. degree in 1955.[1]

Military service

Stanton served as a U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Midshipman from 1945 to 1947 and also became a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve First Lieutenant from 1950 to 1952.[1]

Professional career

Stanton spent his legal career as a private practice attorney in New York City, from 1955 to 1985.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, Stanton was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 12, 1985, to a seat vacated by Judge Henry Werker. Stanton was confirmed by the Senate on July 16, 1985, and received commission on October 1, 1996. Stanton was succeeded in this position by Judge Alvin Hellerstein. Stanton later assumed senior status on March 21, 1997.[1]

Notable cases

Madoff associate securities fraud case (2010)

     United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Securities and Exchange Commission, v. Cohmad Securities Corporation, et al., 09-cv-5680)

On February 2, 2010, Judge Stanton dismissed civil fraud charges against former Bernie Madoff associate Robert Jaffe on allegations of marketing a Ponzi Scheme. The judge held that because the Securities and Exchange Commission failed to allege sufficient facts to give rise to a plausible inference that Jaffe had awareness or notice of Madoff's underlying fraud, the case should be dismissed. Jaffe was alleged to have been marketing the ponzi scheme that led to Bernie Madoff's conviction in 2009.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Henry Werker
Southern District of New York
1985–1996
Succeeded by:
Alvin Hellerstein


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