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Patty Shwartz

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Patty Shwartz
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #9
Station:   Newark, NJ
Service:
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Approval vote:   64-34
Active:   4/9/2013-Present
Preceded by:   Maryanne Barry
Past post:   District of New Jersey, Magistrate Judge
Past term:   3/10/2003-4/9/2013
Personal History
Born:   1961
Hometown:   Paterson, NJ
Undergraduate:   Rutgers College, 1983
Law School:   University of Pennsylvania Law, 1986

Patty Shwartz is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She joined the court in 2013 after being nominated by Barack Obama. At the time of nomination, she was a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.[1][2][3][4]

Education

Shwartz earned her B.A. degree from Rutgers College in 1983 and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986.[1][2]

Professional career

  • 2009-2010: Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law
  • 1989-2003: United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey
  • 2002-2003: Chief, Criminal Division
  • 2001-2002: Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • 1999-2001: Chief, Criminal Division
  • 1995-1999: Deputy Chief, Criminal Division
  • 1989-2003: Assistant United States Attorney

Judicial career

Thrid Circuit Court of Appeals

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Patty Shwartz
 Court:Third Circuit
 Progress:Confirmed 562 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:October 5, 2011
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:February 15, 2012
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedARenom. QFRs:Renom. QFRs
ApprovedAReported:February 14, 2013 (March 8, 2012)
ApprovedAConfirmed:April 19, 2013
 Vote: 64-34

On October 5, 2011, President Obama nominated Patty Shwartz to a post on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, filling the spot vacated by Maryanne Barry upon her retirement.[3] Obama commented on the nomination:

Judge Shwartz has a long and impressive record of service and a history of handing down fair and judicious decisions. She will be a thoughtful and distinguished addition to the 3rd circuit and I am extremely pleased to put her forward.[6][7]

Shwartz was rated Unanimously Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 15, 2012, and you can find her Committee Questionnaire available here, her Questions for the Record available here and her Renomination Questions for the Record available here.[8]

Shwartz's nomination was returned to the president on January 3, 2013. The nomination was resubmitted on January 4, 2013.[8]

On April 9, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed Patty Shwartz to an Article III post for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit with vote of 64-34.[8]

District of New Jersey

Shwartz was a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 2003 until her confirmation to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Awards and associations

Awards

  • 2002: Sustained Superior Performance Award
  • 1997: Special Act Award from the Department of Justice
  • 1997: Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • 1991, 1993, 1994 & 1998: Special Achievement Awards from the Department of Justice

Associations

  • 2003-Present: United States Attorney's Office for the District of New jersey Alumni Association
  • 1994-Present: River Renaissance Condominium Association
  • 1989-Present: Rutgers Alumni Association
  • 1986-Present: University of Pennsylvania Law School Alumni Society[5]

See also

External links

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Maryanne Barry
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
2013–Present
Succeeded by:
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