Audrey G. Fleissig
|Audrey Goldstein Fleissig|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri|
June 9, 2010
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||E. Richard Webber|
|43rd U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri|
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Edward Dowd|
|Succeeded by||Raymond Gruender|
April 14, 1955 |
St. Louis, Missouri
|Education||Carleton College B.A.
Washington University School of Law J.D.
Audrey Goldstein Fleissig (formerly, Audrey Ellen Goldstein), (born April 14, 1955) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. She also is a former United States Attorney.
Early life and education
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Fleissig earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from Carleton College and a Juris Doctor in 1980 from Washington University School of Law. During her third year of law school, she worked as a law clerk for Judge Edward Louis Filippine, a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
From 1980 until 1991, Fleissig worked for a St. Louis law firm, first as an associate (from 1980 until 1989), and then as a partner (from 1989 until 1991). In 1991, Fleissig became an Assistant United States Attorney in St. Louis, a post she held until becoming a full United States Attorney in 2000. She served as a United States Attorney from 2000 until 2001, when she again became an Assistant United States Attorney. Later in 2001, Fleissig became a United States Magistrate Judge, a position she held until becoming a United States District Judge in 2010.
Federal judicial service
In February 2009, Fleissig submitted her resume for a federal district court vacancy in St. Louis to United States Senator Claire McCaskill. In August 2009, McCaskill personally interviewed Fleissig. After interviews with representatives of the United States Department of Justice and the White House, Fleissig was nominated on January 20, 2010 to the position by President Obama, to replace Judge E. Richard Webber, who took senior status on June 30, 2009. On March 4, 2010, the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary sent Fleissig's nomination to the full Senate. The full Senate confirmed Fleissig in a 90-0 vote on June 7, 2010. She received her commission on June 9, 2010.
- President Obama Nominates Five to Serve on the United States District Court Bench, whitehouse.gov (January 20, 2010).
- Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate, whitehouse.gov (January 20, 2010).
- "Fleissig, Audrey Goldstein - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
E. Richard Webber
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri