Katherine Polk Failla

Personal

Birthday: 
1969
Birthplace: 
Edison, NJ
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Joseph E. Irenas, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1993-1994
Private practice, New York City, 1994-2000
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 2000-2013; deputy chief, Criminal Appeals Unit, 2004-2008; chief, Criminal Appeals Unit, 2008-2013

Given name at birth: Katherine Mary Polk

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, June 25, 2012; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
College of William and Mary
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, Southern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/5/2013
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