Cathy Ann Bencivengo

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Cathy Bencivengo
Cathy Ann Bencivengo Magistrate Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Incumbent
Assumed office
February 10, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Jeffrey Miller
United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
2005 – February 10, 2012
Personal details
Born (1958-08-24) August 24, 1958 (age 55)
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Alma mater Rutgers University, New Brunswick
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Cathy Ann Bencivengo (born August 24, 1958 in Teaneck, New Jersey) is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Early life and education[edit]

Bencivengo was born Cathy Ann Palumbo in Teaneck, New Jersey.[1] Bencivengo earned a bachelor's degree in 1980 from Rutgers University and a master's degree in 1981 from Rutgers. She then earned a law degree in 1988 from University of Michigan Law School.[2]

Professional career[edit]

In 1988, Bencivengo joined a predecessor to the law firm DLA Piper as an associate and became a partner in 1996. She remained with DLA Piper until becoming a federal magistrate judge in 2005.[2]

In 2005, the judges on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California selected Bencivengo to be a federal magistrate judge.[2]

Nomination to federal district court[edit]

On May 11, 2011, President Obama nominated Bencivengo to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, to replace Judge Jeffrey T. Miller, who took senior status in June 2010.[3] She was confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 2012 by a vote of 90 ayes to 6 nays.[4] She received her commission on February 10, 2012.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  2. ^ a b c The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 11, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Three for District Court Bench". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 11, 2011). "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate, 5/11/2011". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Senate Roll Call
  5. ^ Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Legal offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey Miller
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
2012–present
Incumbent