Cathy Seibel

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Cathy Seibel
Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 30, 2008
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by Richard Conway Casey
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 53–54)
West Islip, New York

Cathy Seibel (born 1960) is a United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She joined the court in 2008 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in West Islip, New York, Seibel graduated from Princeton University with her Bachelor's degree in 1982 and later from Fordham University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1985. At Fordham, Seibel served as Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Law Review.

Legal career[edit]

Following law school graduation, Seibel worked as a law clerk for Federal District Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York from 1985 to 1987. From 1987 to 1991, Seibel was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Seibel was assigned to serve as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington from 1991 to 1993. From 1993 to 1997, Seibel was Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York before serving as Lead Assistant U.S. Attorney there from 1997 to 1999. Seibel was also a Senior Trial Counsel with the United States Attorney's Office for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1999 to 2005. Seibel was appointed Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where she served from 2005 to 2008.

Federal Judicial Career[edit]

Seibel was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by President George W. Bush on March 11, 2008 to a seat vacated by the death of Judge Richard Conway Casey. Seibel was confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 2008 on a Senate vote and received her commission on July 30, 2008.

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