Biography

Judge Cathy Seibel was appointed a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York on July 30, 2008.  She sits in the White Plains Courthouse.  She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1982, and in 1985 graduated cum laude from Fordham Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Fordham Law Review.  From 1985 to 1987, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin, then a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  She then became an Assistant United States Attorney (AAUSA@) in the United States Attorney=s Office (AUSAO@) for the Southern District of New York (ASDNY@).  From 1991 to 1993, she was a Special AUSA in the USAO for the Western District of Washington.  She then rejoined the SDNY USAO, and between 1993 and 2005 served as, among other things, Chief of the General Crimes Unit, AUSA-in-Charge of the White Plains Branch, and Senior Trial Counsel.  From 2005 until her appointment to the bench, she served as Deputy United States Attorney and First Assistant United States Attorney.  She received the Fordham Law Review=s  Leonard L. Manning Achievement Award in 2012; the Fordham Law School Medal of Achievement in 2016; and the SDNY USAO Lumbard Bowl in 2017.  She co-teaches a trial practice course at Columbia Law School.

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