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Paul Austin Crotty (born 1941) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Paul Austin Crotty
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Assumed office
August 1, 2015
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
In office
April 13, 2005 – August 1, 2015
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byHarold Baer Jr.
Personal details
Born
Paul Austin Crotty

1941 (age 77–78)
Buffalo, New York
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame (B.A.)
Cornell Law School (LL.B.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Buffalo, New York, Crotty received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1962 and a Bachelor of Laws from Cornell Law School in 1967. He was also in the United States Navy Reserve from 1962 to 1968. He was a law clerk to Judge Lloyd F. MacMahon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1967 to 1969. Crotty entered private practice in New York City at the prominent law firm of Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine, working there as an associate from 1969 to 1976, and then as a partner from 1976 to 1984, and from 1988 to 1993. From 1984 to 1988, he held several government positions in the Office of Financial Services for the City of New York. He was a commissioner in that office in 1984, and then Commissioner of Finance from 1984 to 1986, and a commissioner for Housing Preservation & Development until 1988. After having returned to private practice for a time, he became the Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department from 1994 to 1997, and group president for the New York and Connecticut region for Verizon Communications from 1997 to 2005.

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On February 14, 2005, Crotty was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by Harold Baer Jr.. Crotty was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 11, 2005, and received his commission on April 15, 2005. He assumed senior status on August 1, 2015.

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