Thomas Griesa

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Thomas Griesa
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #25
Station:   New York, NY
Service:
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   07/30/1972 - 03/12/2000
Chief:   1993 - 2000
Senior:   03/13/2000 - Present
Preceded by:   84 Stat. 294
Succeeded by:   Laura Swain
Personal History
Born:   1930
Hometown:   Kansas City, MO
Undergraduate:   Harvard, A.B., 1952
Law School:   Stanford Law, LL.B., 1958
Military service:   U.S. Coast Guard 1952 - 1954

Thomas Griesa is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 1972 after being nominated by President Richard Nixon.

Early life and education

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Griesa graduated from Harvard University with his bachelor's degree in 1952 and later from Stanford Law School with his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1958. Griesa served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1952 to 1954.[1]

Professional career

Griesa began his legal career as a Staff Attorney for the Admiralty and Shipping Section of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1958 to 1960 before entering private practice in New York City from 1960 to 1972.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

Griesa was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by Richard M. Nixon on June 15, 1972 to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294 which was approved by Congress. Griesa was confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1972 on a Senate vote and received commission on June 30, 1972. Griesa served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 1993 to 2000 before assuming senior status on March 13, 2000.[1] Griesa was succeeded in this position by Laura Swain.

Notable cases

Argentine Debt case (2010)

     United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (EM Ltd., and NML Capital, Ltd., v. Republic of Argentina, 1:08-cv-06978)

Judge Greisa ruled on April 7, 2010, that $100 million of deposits in Argentina's central bank can be used for unpaid debts to two investment funds in the United States. The judge found that the bank is not autonomous and ruled that the assets of the Argentine Central Bank known as the BCRA are mot the property of Argentina.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
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Southern District of New York
1972–2000
Succeeded by:
Laura Swain


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