Edgardo Ramos

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Edgardo Ramos
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 6, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Stephen Robinson
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 53–54)
Ponce, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Alma mater Yale University
Harvard University

Edgardo Ramos (born 1960) is an American lawyer and judge who serves on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Appointed by Barack Obama, Ramos was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on December 5, 2011 and received his commission the following day.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Ramos earned an B.A. in 1982 from Yale University and a J.D. in 1987 from Harvard Law School.[1]

Professional career[edit]

From 1987 until 1992, Ramos worked in private legal practice as an associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. From 1992 until 2002, he was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York.[1]

From 2002 until his appointment as a district court judge, Ramos was a partner with the law firm Day Pitney LLP. He also served as a commissioner on the New York City Commission to Combat Police Corruption.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 4, 2011, President Obama nominated Ramos to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that had been vacated by Judge Stephen C. Robinson, who resigned in 2010.[2]

On September 15, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported his nomination to the Senate floor by voice vote. The Senate confirmed his nomination on December 5, 2011 by a vote of 89 ayes to 0 nays.[3] He received his commission on December 6, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 4, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Six Judges to United States District Courts". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 4, 2011). "Nominations Sent to the Senate". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Senate Roll Call

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Stephen Robinson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
2011–present
Incumbent