Eduardo C. Robreno

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Eduardo C. Robreno (born 1945 in Havana, Cuba) is an American jurist and the first Cuban-American to be appointed as a federal judge.

He received his B.A. from Westfield State College in 1967, an M.A. from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1969 and his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law–Camden in 1978.

Robreno is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Robreno was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on November 26, 1991, to a seat vacated by Louis H. Pollak. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 26, 1992, and received commission on June 30, 1992. He took the oath of office and commenced service on July 27, 1992. He took senior status on September 1, 2013.

Judge Robreno is the third judge to manage the massive Multi-District Litigation of over 10,000 federal asbestos claims. These claims were all individually transferred over nearly 2 decades from local state courts on a variety of grounds, and Judge Robreno has been praised for allowing many cases to go forward and have other dormant cases dismissed.[1]


  1. ^ Judge Robreno Cleaning Up MDL