Thomas P. Griesa
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
|Preceded by||Charles Brieant|
|Succeeded by||Michael Mukasey|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
June 30, 1972 – March 13, 2000
|Appointed by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Laura Swain|
|Born||1930 (age 82–83)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University
Thomas Poole Griesa (b. 1930 in Kansas City, MO) is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
He was nominated to the court by Richard M. Nixon on June 15, 1972, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294, confirmed by the United States Senate on June 28, 1972, and received his commission on June 30, 1972. He served as chief judge from 1993 to 2000 and assumed senior status on March 13, 2000.
"Vulture funds"/Holdouts and Argentina's debt 
Judge Griesa is the sitting judge hearing a case regarding the Argentine debt restructuring. Following the Argentine economic crisis (1999–2002) and subsequent Debt Default, the Republic offered defaulted bondholders an exchange involving a loss for bondholders: approximately 90% accepted the Republic's offer, but a small minority did not exchange their bonds and "heldout" for full repayment. The largest holdout creditor, NML Capital, a vehicle of Elliot Capital management, controlled by Paul Singer is litigating for full repayment in Griesa's court.
- Benson, Drew (4 October 2012). "Bond Vigilantes’ Ghana Ambush Proves Default Hex Unbroken". Bloomberg Businessweek.
- Frankel, Alison (12 November 2012). "Judge to Argentina: If you defy bond rulings, you will suffer". Reuters.
- Thomas P. Griesa at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|New seat||Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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