John Koeltl

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John Koeltl
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Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #11T
Station:   New York, NY
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   08/10/1994 - Present
Preceded by:   Shirley Kram
Personal History
Born:   1945
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Georgetown U., A.B., 1967
Law School:   Harvard Law, J.D., 1971

John George Koeltl is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Prior to his appointment to the federal bench, Koeltl was in private practice in New York City from 1975 to 1994.[1]

Early life and education

Koeltl graduated from Georgetown with his bachelor's degree in 1967 and graduated from Harvard Law with his Juris Doctor in 1971.[1]

Professional career

  • Law clerk, Hon. Edward Weinfeld, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1971-1972
  • Law clerk, Justice Potter Stewart, Supreme Court of the United States, 1972-1973
  • Assistant special prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973-1974
  • Private practice, New York City, 1975-1994[1]

Judicial career

Southern district of New York

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynhian, Koeltl was nominated by Bill Clinton on April 26, 1994 to a seat vacated by Shirley Kram. Koeltl was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 9, 1994 on a majority voice vote and received commission on August 10, 1994.[2]

Notable cases

Arthur Nadel criminal case (2012)

     United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (U.S.A. v. Nadel, 09-mJ-00169)

Judge Koeltl presided in the trial of hedge fund manager Arthur Nadel. Nadel was charged of securities fraud after bilking millions of dollars from investors and pleading guilty on February 24, 2010 to the charges.[3] Nadel was sentenced to fourteen years in prison and died in April 2012 while serving it.[4]

See also

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Shirley Kram
Southern District of New York
Succeeded by: