Raymond Lohier

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Raymond Lohier
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   12/19/2010 - Current
Preceded by:   Sonia Sotomayor
Personal History
Born:   1965
Hometown:   Montreal, Canada
Undergraduate:   Harvard '88
Law School:   New York U. '91

Raymond Joseph Lohier, Jr. (b. 1965) is an Article III federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was nominated to the court by Barack Obama.

Early life and education

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1965, Lohier graduated from Harvard College in 1988 and received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1991. [1]

Personal life

Professional career

  • Law clerk to Robert Patterson on the Southern District of New York, 1992-1993
  • Private practice as an associate attorney with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilon in New York, 1993 - 1997
  • Trial attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997-1998; senior trial attorney, 1998-2000
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York, 2000-2010
  • Chief of the Southern District of New York's Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force [1]
  • Received commission to serve on the Second Circuit on December 20, 2010 [2]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Lohier was nominated by President Obama on March 10, 2010 to fill a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated by Sonia Sotomayor. [3] Obama said of the nomination, "Raymond Lohier will... bring an unwavering commitment to fairness and judicial integrity to the federal bench." [1] The American Bar Association's substantial majority rated Lohier as "Qualified", a minority rated him as "Not Qualified". [4]

Lohier had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 22, 2010. The Committee voted to forward his nomination to the full Senate on May 13, 2010. You can find Lohier's Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here.[5]

Lohier was confirmed by a 92-0 vote on December 19, 2010. [4][2]

Honors and awards

  • Recipient of the Vanderbilt Medal from New York University School of Law [1]

Notable cases

Judicial philosophy

See also

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