Jerry Pappert

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Jerry Pappert
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 4, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Stewart Dalzell
44th Attorney General of Pennsylvania
In office
December 15, 2003 – January 18, 2005
Acting: December 15, 2003 – February 2, 2004
Governor Ed Rendell
Preceded by Michael Fisher
Succeeded by Tom Corbett
Personal details
Born (1963-05-15) May 15, 1963 (age 51)
Albany, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Villanova University
University of Notre Dame

Gerald J. "Jerry" Pappert (born May 15, 1963) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and former Pennsylvania Attorney General.

Biography[edit]

Pappert was born on May 15, 1963, in Albany, New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 1985 from Villanova University. He received a Juris Doctor in 1988 from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He began his legal career at the law firm of Duane Morris LLP, from 1988 to 1997. He served as the First Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, from 1997 to 2003, and as the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, from 2003 to 2005. He was a partner at Ballard Spahr LLP, from 2005 to 2008. He served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cephalon, Inc., from 2008 to 2012. From 2012 to 2014, he had been a partner at Cozen O'Connor. He concurrently served as Chair of the Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Commission.[1][2]

Commentary[edit]

When he was chief of staff to Michael Fisher, the political website PoliticsPA named him to their "Pennsylvania's Smartest Staffers and Operatives" list, saying that he "adds brainpower to the Office of Attorney General."[3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 16, 2014, President Obama nominated Pappert to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to the seat vacated by Judge Stewart Dalzell, who took senior status on October 31, 2013.[4] On July 24, 2014 a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary was held on his nomination.[5] On September 18, 2014 his nomiantion was repoted out of committee by voice vote.[6] On December 1, 2014 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on his nomination. On Wednesday December 3, 2014 cloture was invoked by a vote of 67-28.[7] He was later confirmed by voice vote that same day. He received his judicial commission on December 4, 2014.[8]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Michael Fisher
Attorney General of Pennsylvania
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Tom Corbett
Preceded by
Stewart Dalzell
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2014–present
Incumbent