Paul A. Engelmayer
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
July 27, 2011
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Gerard Lynch|
April 12, 1961 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Paul Adam Engelmayer (born April 12, 1961) is a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The United States Senate confirmed him on July 26, 2011 in a 98–0 vote. He received his commission on July 27, 2011.
Early life and education
Born in New York, New York, Engelmayer earned an A.B. summa cum laude in 1983 from Harvard College and a J.D. magna cum laude in 1987 from Harvard Law School. He then worked as a law clerk for United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Patricia Wald from 1987 until 1988, and then for Supreme Court of the United States Justice Thurgood Marshall from 1988 until 1989.
From 1989 until 1994, Engelmayer worked as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan, serving as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1989 until 1994 but also serving as deputy chief appellate attorney in 1994. From 1994 until 1996, Engelmayer was an Assistant to the United States Solicitor General Drew S. Days, III.
Engelmayer returned to the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan in 1996, serving as the chief of the major crimes unit from 1996 until 2000, according to his Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
Nomination to federal district court
On February 2, 2011, President Obama nominated Engelmayer to a judicial seat to fill the seat vacated by Judge Gerard Lynch, who previously had been elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. On March 16, 2011, Engelmayer had a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. On March 31, 2011, Senator Charles Grassley placed Engelmayer's nomination on hold, along with two other nominations.
Grassley later lifted the holds, and the Senate Judiciary Committee referred Engelmayer's nomination to the full Senate on April 7, 2011.
On Friday, July 22, 2011, it was announced that the Senate had scheduled a full vote on Engelmayer's nomination on July 25, 2011. On July 25, 2011, the vote was postponed until July 26, 2011.
The Senate confirmed Engelmayer in a 98–0 vote on July 26, 2011. He received his commission on July 27, 2011.
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|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York