Jeffrey A. Meyer

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Jeffrey Alker Meyer
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Assumed office
February 25, 2014
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Mark R. Kravitz
Personal details
Born Jeffrey Alker Meyer
(1963-04-13) April 13, 1963 (age 54)
North Tarrytown, New York
(now Sleepy Hollow)
Residence Branford, Connecticut
Education Yale University B.A.
Yale Law School J.D.

Jeffrey Alker Meyer (born April 13, 1963) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and former Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Biography[edit]

Meyer was born on April 13, 1963, in North Tarrytown, New York.[1] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in 1985, from Yale College. He received a Juris Doctor in 1989 from Yale Law School. From 1989 to 1990, he clerked for Judge James L. Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 1991 to 1992, he clerked for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court. Between 1992 and 1995, he worked first at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Shearman & Sterling and then at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, and then as a staff attorney for Vermont Legal Aid. He served as an assistant United States Attorney in the District of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004, serving as Appeals Chief from 2000 to 2004. He served as senior counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil for Food Program in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. Since 2006, he has been a professor of law at Quinnipiac University School of Law and a visiting professor of law at Yale Law School since 2010.[2][3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 7, 2013, President Obama nominated Meyer to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, to the seat vacated by Judge Mark R. Kravitz, who died on October 1, 2012. He was unanimously rated by the American Bar Association as a "Well Qualified" judicial nominee (ratings are: Well Qualified, Qualified and Not Qualified).[4] His nomination was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 19, 2013.[5][6] On February 12, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on Meyer's nomination. A cloture vote was scheduled for February 24, 2014. On February 24, 2014 cloture was invoked by a vote of 55-37-1. His nomination was confirmed by a vote of 91-2 later that day. Meyer received his judicial commission on February 25, 2014.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeffrey Alker Meyer Law School Faculty Member Profile on Martindale.com". www.martindale.com. 
  2. ^ "President Obama Nominates Two to Serve as District Court Judges" (Press release). Washington, DC: White House Office of the Press Secretary. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Meyer, Jeffrey Alker - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  4. ^ "Ratings Of Article III Judicial Nominees 113th Congress" (PDF). American Bar Association. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Presidential Nominations 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) PN532-113". Library of Congress. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Blumenthal, Murphy Statement On Senate Judiciary Committee Approval Of Jeff Meyer". Senator Richard Blumenthal Senate.gov. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Mark R. Kravitz
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
2014–present
Incumbent