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Ronnie Abrams

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Ronnie Abrams
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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:   96-2
Active:   3/22/2012 - Present
Preceded by:   Lewis Kaplan
Personal History
Born:   1968
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.[1][2]

Early life and education

Abrams received her B.A. in 1990 from Cornell University and her J.D. in 1993 from Yale Law School.[3][1]

Professional career

  • 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

[3][1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Ronnie Abrams
 Court:Southern District of New York
 Progress:Confirmed 238 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:7/28/2011
ApprovedAABA Rating:Substantial Majority Qualified, Minority Well Qualified
ApprovedAQuestionnaire:Questionnaire
ApprovedAHearing:10/4/2011
ApprovedAQFRs:QFRs
ApprovedAReported:11/3/2011 
ApprovedAConfirmed:3/22/2012
 Vote: 96-2

Abrams was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by President Obama on July 28, 2011.[2] 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.”[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Lewis Kaplan
Southern District of New York
2012–Present
Succeeded by:
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