Cathy Bissoon

Personal

Birthday: 
1968
Birthplace: 
Brooklyn, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
Hispanic/Asian Am.
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Gary L. Lancaster, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1994-1995
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1995-2008

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, November 17, 2010; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Alfred University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1990
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1993

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Court Name: 

Pennsylvania Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/19/2011
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2008-2011

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