Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pres. Obama's Nomination of US Court of Western PA

Today President Obama nominated six people for seats on the US District Court. One is for Pennsylvania:

Judge Cathy Bissoon: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Judge Cathy Bissoon serves as United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, a position she has held in the Court’s Pittsburgh Division since 2008. From 2007 until her appointment to the bench, she was in private practice in Pittsburgh as a director of the law firm of Cohen & Grigsby, where she led the labor law practice. Previously, Judge Bissoon was a partner in the law firm of Reed Smith from 2001 to 2007 and an associate at the same firm beginning in 1993. From 1994 to 1995, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Gary L. Lancaster of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She received her J.D. in 1993 from Harvard Law School, and her B.A. (summa cum laude) in 1990 from Alfred University.

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