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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Active:||3/22/2012 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Lewis Kaplan|
|Hometown:||New York, NY|
|Undergraduate:||Cornell University, B.A., 1990|
|Law School:||Yale Law School, J.D., 1993|
Ronnie Abrams is a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She joined the court in 2012 after a nomination from Barack Obama. At the time of nomination, Abrams worked as a Special Counsel for Pro Bono at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.
Early life and education
- 2008-2012: Special Counsel for Pro Bono at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
- 1998-2008: Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York
- 1994-1998: Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
- 1993-1994: Law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa
Southern District of New York
|Court:||Southern District of New York|
|Progress:||Confirmed 238 days after nomination.|
|ABA Rating:||Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified|
Abrams was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by President Obama on July 28, 2011. Obama commented on the nomination, telling the press, “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.”
Abrams was rated Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. She had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee on October 4, 2011 and you can find her Committee Questionnaire available here and her Questions for the Record available here.
On Thursday, March 22, 2012 Ronnie Abrams was confirmed by the United States Senate to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York with a vote of 96-2.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of New York
|Vacancy Count by Congress|
|Vacancy Count by Year||Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2009 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2010 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2011 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2012|