• B.A., summa cum laude, Tufts University, 1972
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1975
  • Editor, Harvard Law Review


  • Law Clerk, Honorable Spottswood Robinson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1975–76
  • Special Assistant to the Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1976
  • Private practice, 1977–83 and 1987–90
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1983–87
  • Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1990–93
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1993–94
  • United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1994–99
  • United States District Judge, District of New Jersey, nominated by William J. Clinton on April 22, 1999, confirmed by U.S. Senate, received commission on November 15, 1999


  • Married, two children, two grandchildren
  • Resides in New Jersey
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