Gregory Howard Woods
|Gregory Howard Woods III|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
November 18, 2013
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Barbara S. Jones|
|Born||Gregory Howard Woods III
April 1969 (age 48)
|Education||Williams College B.A.
Yale Law School J.D.
Gregory Howard Woods III (born April 1969) is an American judge and lawyer. In 2013, he became a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Early life and education
Woods was born in April 1969, in Lewes, Delaware. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1991, from Williams College, located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He received his Juris Doctor in 1995 from Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut.
He worked as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1995 to 1998. From 1998 to 2009, he worked at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City, New York, becoming partner in 2004. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Deputy General Counsel at the United States Department of Transportation. In 2012, he was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as General Counsel of the United States Department of Energy, which position he held until his appointment to the bench.
Federal judicial service
On May 9, 2013, on the recommendation of United States Senator Chuck Schumer, President Barack Obama nominated Woods to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, to the seat vacated by Judge Barbara S. Jones, who took senior status on December 31, 2012. The Senate Judiciary Committee reported his nomination to the full senate by voice vote on August 1, 2013. On November 4, 2013, the full senate voted to confirm Woods in a voice vote. He received his commission on November 18, 2013.
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- "Woods, Gregory Howard III - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- Press release (May 3, 2013). "President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States District Court". Office of the White House Press Secretary. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
Barbara S. Jones
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York