Cathy Ann Bencivengo

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Cathy Ann Bencivengo
Cathy Ann Bencivengo Magistrate Judge.jpg
United States Magistrate Judge 2005
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Assumed office
February 10, 2012
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Jeffrey T. Miller
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
2005 – February 10, 2012
Personal details
Born Cathy Ann Palumbo
(1958-08-24) August 24, 1958 (age 59)
Teaneck, New Jersey
Education Rutgers University (B.A., M.A.)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)

Cathy Ann Bencivengo (born August 24, 1958) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Early life and education[edit]

Bencivengo was born Cathy Ann Palumbo in Teaneck, New Jersey.[1] Bencivengo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 from Rutgers University and a Master of Arts degree in 1981 from Rutgers. She then earned a Juris Doctor in 1988 from University of Michigan Law School.[2][1]

Professional career[edit]

In 1988, Bencivengo joined a predecessor to the law firm DLA Piper as an associate and became a partner in 1996. She remained with DLA Piper until becoming a federal magistrate judge in 2005.[2] In 2005, the judges on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California selected Bencivengo to be a United States Magistrate Judge.[2][1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 11, 2011, President Obama nominated Bencivengo to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, to replace Judge Jeffrey T. Miller, who took senior status in June 2010.[3] She was confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 2012, by a vote of 90 ayes to 6 nays.[4] She received her commission on February 10, 2012.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bencivengo, Cathy Ann - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  2. ^ a b c The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 11, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Three for District Court Bench". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 11, 2011). "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate, 5/11/2011". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 2nd Session". www.senate.gov. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey T. Miller
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
2012–present
Incumbent