Mark Howard Cohen

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Mark Howard Cohen
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Assumed office
November 20, 2014
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byClarence Cooper
Senior Assistant Attorney General of Georgia[1]
In office
1988–1994
Assistant Attorney General of Georgia[1]
In office
1981–1988
Personal details
Born
Mark Howard Cohen

(1955-06-11) June 11, 1955 (age 64)[1]
Miami Beach, Florida[1]
EducationEmory University (B.A.)
Emory University School of Law (J.D.)

Mark Howard Cohen (born June 11, 1955) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Biography[edit]

Cohen received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1976 from Emory University. He received a Juris Doctor in 1979 from Emory University School of Law. He began his career as a law clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Joel M. Feldman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, from 1979 to 1981. From 1981 to 1994, he worked in the Georgia Attorney General's Office, where he represented state agencies in federal and state litigation. In 1995, he served as Chief State Administrative Law Judge and managed the newly created Office of State Administrative Hearings in Georgia. He then worked for Governor Zell Miller, serving as Executive Counsel from 1995 to 1998 and Executive Secretary from 1998 to 1999. From 1999 to 2014, he worked at the Atlanta law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP, making partner in 2001.[2][3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On December 19, 2013, President Obama nominated Cohen to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, to the seat vacated by Judge Clarence Cooper, who took senior status on February 9, 2009.[4] He received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 13, 2014.[5] On June 19, 2014, his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[6] On November 12, 2014, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on Cohen's nomination. On November 17, 2014, cloture was invoked by a vote of 67–29[7] On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 the Senate confirmed him by voice vote. He received his judicial commission on November 20, 2014.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hubbell, Martindale (April 2000). Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory: Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho (Volume 7 - 2000). Martindale-Hubbell. ISBN 9781561603763.
  2. ^ "President Obama Nominates Eight to Serve on the United States District Courts". 19 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Cohen, Mark Howard – Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  4. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate". 19 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Judicial Nominations". United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
  6. ^ "Executive Business Meeting" (PDF). United States Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  7. ^ "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 2nd Session". Vote Summary: Vote Number 278. United States Senate. Retrieved 17 November 2014.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Clarence Cooper
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
2014–present
Incumbent