Leda Dunn Wettre has been a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark Vicinage, since April 2015.  Prior to joining the Bench, she was a partner in the Newark litigation firm Robinson, Wettre & Miller, LLC.  At the firm, she litigated complex commercial cases in both federal and state courts, with emphasis on intellectual property, shareholder disputes, class action defense, and employment law matters.  She also participated actively in court organizations, serving for more than five years on the District Court’s Lawyers Advisory Committee and as President of the Court’s Historical Society. 

Before joining the Robinson firm in 1997, Judge Wettre was a federal law clerk to the Honorable John F. Keenan, U.S.D.J., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and was a litigation associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.  She was Managing Editor of the Fordham Law Review at Fordham Law School, where she received her J.D. in 1993, and continues to participate actively as an alumnus of the school.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.

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