United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Entered on duty, March 1, 1996. Born August 1, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA. B.A., Swarthmore College, 1964. M.Phil., Oxford Univ.,1966. J.D., Harvard Law School, 1969. LL.D. (Hon.), Swarthmore College, 2003. LL.D. (Hon.), St. Francis University, 2005.
Law Clerk to Hon. Abraham L. Freedman, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1969-70. Associate, Debevoise, Plimpton, et al., 1970-72. Asst. U.S. Attorney, S.D.N.Y. 1973-80 (Chief, Business & Securities Fraud Prosecutions, 1978-80). Litigation Partner, Mudge, Rose, et al., 1980-90; Litigation Partner, Fried, Frank, et al., 1990-96.
Co-author of five books; author of over 115 published articles, over 380 speeches, and over 1000 judicial opinions. Co-editor, Sand, et al., Modern Federal Jury Instructions. Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, 1988-present, teaching courses on white collar crime, interplay of civil and criminal litigation, and science and the courts. Board of Managers, Swarthmore College, 2004-2008. Trustee, William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, 2009-present. Governance Board, MacArthur Foundation Initiative on Law and Neuroscience, 2007-2010.
Chair, Criminal Justice Advisory Board, SDNY, 1998-2011. Chair, Grievance Committee, SDNY, 2001-2012. Chair, Second Circuit Bankruptcy Committee, 2003-2011. Chair, Honors Committee, New York City Bar Assn., 2006-09. Fellow (now Judicial Fellow), American College of Trial Lawyers, 1987-present (Chair, Downstate New York Chapter, 1993-94). Chair, Criminal Law Comm., New York City Bar Assn., 1986-89. Fellow (now Judicial Fellow), American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1995-present.