Claire C. Cecchi

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Claire Cecchi
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 14, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Joseph Greenaway
Personal details
Born 1964 (age 49–50)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia University
Fordham University

Claire Claudia Chadirjian Cecchi (born 1964) is a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey sitting in Newark, New Jersey. She joined the court as a magistrate judge in 2006. On June 14, 2011, the United States Senate confirmed Cecchi to a life judicial seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in a 98-0 vote. She received her commission on June 14, 2011.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Cecchi graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1986 with her A.B., cum laude and in 1989 from Fordham University School of Law with a law degree.[2]

Legal career[edit]

Following law school graduation, Cecchi worked in the Office of Corporation Counsel in New York City where she handled litigation matters. She was an associate at Robinson, St. John & Wayne from 1992 to 1996 and its successor firm, Robinson, Lapidus & Livelli in 1996. From 1997 to 2001, Cecchi was an associate at the firm of Carpenter, Bennett & Morrissey was a partner from 2001 to 2004. Between 2005 to 2006, she worked as a Partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.

Cecchi is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, a Director to the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and a Master of the William J. Brennan, Jr./Arthur T. Vanderbilt American Inn of Court, 2009.

Federal judicial career[edit]

On the recommendation of Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, Cecchi was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by President Barack Obama on December 1, 2010 to a seat vacated by Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., when he became a federal appeals court judge.[2] On June 14, 2011, the Senate confirmed Cecchi in a 98-0 vote.[3] She received her commission on June 14, 2011.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  2. ^ a b Symons, Michael (December 2, 2010). "Cecchi, Salas nominated as federal judges in New Jersey". APP.com. Asbury Park Press. Retrieved December 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://judiciary.senate.gov/nominations/112thCongress.cfm
Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph Greenaway
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
2011–present
Incumbent