Cathy Seibel

Cathy Seibel (born November 3, 1960) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cathy Seibel
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Assumed office
July 30, 2008
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRichard C. Casey
Personal details
Born (1960-11-03) November 3, 1960 (age 59)
West Islip, New York
Spouse(s)
Barron H. Lerner (m. 1990)
EducationPrinceton University (A.B.)
Fordham University School of Law (J.D.)

Early life and educationEdit

Born in West Islip, New York, Seibel graduated from Princeton University with her Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1982 and later from Fordham University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1985. At Fordham, Seibel served as Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Law Review.

Legal careerEdit

Following law school graduation, Seibel worked as a law clerk for United States District Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York from 1985 to 1987. From 1987 to 1991, Seibel was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Seibel was assigned to serve as Special Assistant United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington from 1991 to 1993. From 1993 to 1997, Seibel was Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York before serving as AUSA-in-Charge of the White Plains Branch from 1997 to 1999. Seibel was a Senior Trial Counsel with the United States Attorney's Office from 1999 to 2005. She was appointed Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where she served from 2005 to 2008.

Federal judicial careerEdit

Seibel was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York by President George W. Bush on March 11, 2008 to a seat vacated by the death of Judge Richard C. Casey. Seibel was confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 2008 on a Senate vote and received her commission on July 30, 2008.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Richard C. Casey
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
2008–present
Incumbent