Gregg Jeffrey Costa

Personal

Birthday: 
1972
Birthplace: 
Baltimore, MD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1999-2000
Bristow fellow, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000-2001
Law clerk, Hon. William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001-2002
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 2002-2005
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Texas, 2005-2012

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, December 19, 2013; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Dartmouth College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1994
Name of School - Second: 

University of Texas School of Law

Only a large law school devoted to excellence across the range of modern legal education can offer this diversity. UT manages to do so while at the same time offering students intimate settings for study and recreation. The entering class is divided into eight extracurricular Societies, which become hubs of fun and friendship. The first year curriculum includes small classes offering individual attention, and the upper class curriculum is studded with seminars, colloquia, and clinics. Large class or small, good teaching is the norm. Student satisfaction surveys place Texas at or near the top year after year; our teaching track record is seldom matched by any other law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1999

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/26/2012
Termination Date: 
6/2/2014
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
6/2/2014
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