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Early life and educationEdit

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Ramos moved as a child with his mother and six siblings to Newark, New Jersey.[1] He earned a Bachelors of Arts in 1982 from Yale University and a Juris Doctor in 1987 from Harvard Law School.[2][3]

Professional careerEdit

From 1987 until 1992, Ramos worked in private legal practice as an associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. From 1992 until 2002, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he prosecuted cases involving "white-collar fraud, narcotics trafficking, labor racketeering, public corruption, and money laundering." He also served as deputy chief of the Narcotics section.[1] From 2002 until his appointment as a district court judge, Ramos was a partner with the law firm Day Pitney LLP. He also served as a commissioner on the New York City Commission to Combat Police Corruption.[2][3]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On May 4, 2011, President Obama nominated Ramos to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that had been vacated by Judge Stephen C. Robinson, who resigned in 2010.[4] On September 15, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported his nomination to the Senate floor by voice vote. The Senate confirmed his nomination on December 5, 2011 by a vote of 89 ayes to 0 nays.[5] He received his commission on December 6, 2011.[3]

On May 22, 2019, Ramos affirmed the validity of subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank and Capital One by two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives. The subpoenas asked for financial records relating to President Donald Trump, his adult children, and his businesses. Trump's lawyers had asked Ramos to quash the subpoenas, but Ramos said such a request was "unlikely to succeed on the merits."[6] On May 28, Ramos granted Trump's attorneys their request for a stay so they could pursue an expedited appeal through the courts.[7]


  1. ^ a b Laviola, Erin (May 22, 2019). "Judge Edgardo Ramos: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 4, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Six Judges to United States District Courts". Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Ramos, Edgardo – Federal Judicial Center".
  4. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (May 4, 2011). "Nominations Sent to the Senate". Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress – 1st Session".
  6. ^ Mangan, Dan; Breuninger, Kevin (May 22, 2019). "Judge says Deutsche Bank, Capital One can give Trump financial records to House Democrats". CNBC. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  7. ^ Merle, Renae (May 28, 2019). "House subpoenas for Trump's bank records put on hold while president appeals". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 28, 2019.

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