Eduardo C. Robreno

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Eduardo C. Robreno
2012 Judge Eduardo Robreno by Brehon Law Society.jpg
Judge Eduardo Robreno by Brehon Law Society, Philadelphia, PA, October 11, 2012
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
August 31, 2013
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
June 30, 1992 – August 31, 2013
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Louis H. Pollak
Succeeded by Joseph F. Leeson Jr.
Personal details
Born Eduardo C. Robreno
1945 (age 72–73)
Havana, Cuba
Education Westfield State College (B.A.)
University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.A.)
Rutgers School of Law–Camden (J.D.)

Eduardo C. Robreno (born 1945 in Havana, Cuba) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the first Cuban-American to be appointed as a federal judge.

Education[edit]

Robreno received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Westfield State College in 1967, a Master of Arts from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1969 and his Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law–Camden in 1978. He served as an attorney for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1978 to 1981. He was in private practice in Philadelphia from 1981 to 1992. He was a Lecturer at Rutgers School of Law from 1992 to 1996.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Robreno is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Robreno was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on November 26, 1991, to a seat vacated by Judge Louis H. Pollak. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 26, 1992, and received commission on June 30, 1992. He took the oath of office and commenced service on July 27, 1992. He took senior status on August 31, 2013.[1]

Multi-district litigation[edit]

Robreno is the third judge to manage the massive Multi-District Litigation of over 10,000 federal asbestos claims. These claims were all individually transferred over nearly two decades from local state courts on a variety of grounds, and Robreno has been praised for allowing many cases to go forward and have other dormant cases dismissed.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Robreno, Eduardo C. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ "Judge Robreno Cleaning Up MDL". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Louis H. Pollak
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1992–2013
Succeeded by
Joseph F. Leeson Jr.