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Nina Gershon
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Station:   Brooklyn, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   08/01/1996 - 10/15/2008
Senior:   10/16/2008 - Present
Preceded by:   Leonard Wexler
Succeeded by:   William Kuntz
Past post:   Southern District of New York, Magistrate judge
Past term:   1976 - 1996
Personal History
Born:   1940
Hometown:   Chicago, IL
Undergraduate:   Cornell, B.A., 1962
Law School:   Yale Law, LL.B., 1965
Nina Gershon (b. 1940) is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She joined the court in 1996 after an appointment from Bill Clinton. She assumed senior status on October 15, 2008.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Gershon received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1962 and a bachelor's of Laws degree, LL.B., from Yale Law School in 1965.[1]

Professional career

  • Staff attorney, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Mental Health Information Service, 1966-1968
  • Assistant corporation counsel, Appeals Division, New York City Law Department, 1968-1969; 1970-1972
  • Professor of law and political science, University of California, San Diego, 1969-1970
  • Attorney, New York City Law Department, 1972-1976
  • Chief, Federal Appeals Division, 1972-1975
  • Chief, Consumer Protection Division, 1975-1976
  • Adjunct professor of law, Cardozo School of Law, 1986-1988[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York, Magistrate

Gershon was a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1976 to 1996.[1]

Eastern District of New York

Gershon was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by President Bill Clinton on October 18, 1995, to a seat vacated by Leonard Wexler. Gershon was confirmed by the Senate on July 30, 1996, and received commission on August 1, 1996. She assumed senior status on October 16, 2008.[2] He was succeeded to this post by William Kuntz.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Leonard Wexler
Eastern District of New York
1996–2008
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
William Kuntz


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