John P. Cronan

John Peter Cronan (born 1976)[3] is an American lawyer and former Assistant Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice who is a nominee to be a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

John P. Cronan
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United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
Acting
In office
November 2017 – July 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byKen Blanco[1]
Succeeded byBrian Benczkowski
Personal details
Born
John Peter Cronan

September 1976 (age 43)[2]
Teaneck, New Jersey
EducationGeorgetown University (BA)
Yale Law School (JD)

EducationEdit

Cronan earned his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.[4]

Legal and academic careerEdit

After graduating law school, Cronan served as a law clerk to Judge Barrington D. Parker Jr. on both the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also clerked for Judge Robert Katzmann of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Cronan was an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he supervised the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit and served in the office’s Civil Division. He previously served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division from November 2017 to July 2018. He is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.[4] Cronan has also served as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, where he co-taught a seminar on federal criminal prosecutions.[4]

Nomination to district courtEdit

On November 6, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Cronan to serve as a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. On December 2, 2019, his nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Cronan to the seat vacated by Judge William H. Pauley III, who took senior status on March 1, 2018.[5] On January 3, 2020, his nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate.[6] On February 27, 2020, his renomination was sent to the Senate.[7] On March 4, 2020, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[8] On May 14, 2020, his nomination was reported out of committee by a 12–10 vote.[9] His nomination is currently pending before the full United States Senate.

MembershipsEdit

Cronan has been a member of the Federalist Society since 2017. Since 1998, he has been an inactive member of Phi Beta Kappa.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://globalinvestigationsreview.com/article/jac/1151170/ex-sdny-narcotics-chief-takes-temporary-charge-of-doj-criminal-division
  2. ^ https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/John%20Cronan%20SJQ%20-%20PUBLIC.pdf
  3. ^ a b United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees: John Cronan
  4. ^ a b c "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees" White House, November 6, 2019   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "Eight Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate", White House, December 2, 2019
  6. ^ "PN1311 - Nomination of John Peter Cronan for The Judiciary, 116th Congress (2019-2020)". www.congress.gov. 2020-01-03. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  7. ^ "Four Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, February 27, 2020
  8. ^ Nominations for March 4, 2020
  9. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – May 14, 2020, Senate Judiciary Committee

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