Paul G. Gardephe

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Paul G. Gardephe (born 17 October 1957) is a United States federal judge.


Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Gardephe received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1982. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Albert J. Engel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1982 to 1983. He was in private practice in New York City from 1983 to 1987. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York from 1987 to 1992, and served as Chief of the Appeals Unit, Criminal Division in that office from 1992 to 1995. From 1995 to 1996, Gardephe held the position of Senior litigation counsel, in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York.

He worked in the Time Inc. Law Department from 1996 to 2003, first as associate general counsel until 1998, then deputy general counsel for litigation from 1998 to 2000, then vice president and deputy general counsel from 2000 to 2003. He was also a consultant (special counsel) for the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1996 to 2000 and from 2001 to 2003. He returned to private practice from 2003 to 2008.

On April 29, 2008, Gardephe was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Charles L. Brieant, Jr.. Gardephe was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 17, 2008, and received his commission on August 8, 2008.