Born: March 5, 1950, East Orange, N.J.

Federal Judicial Service: Nominated by Bill Clinton, April 22, 1999; confirmed by Senate Nov. 10, 1999; received commission Nov. 15, 1999

Education: Tufts Univ., B.A., 1972; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career: Law clerk, Hon. Spottswood Robinson, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1975-76; special asst. to chairman, Securities & Exchange Comm., 1976; associate, Ropes & Gray, Boston, Mass., 1977-81; associate, Lowenstein Sandler, 1981-1983; asst. U.S. attorney, D.N.J., 1983-87; partner, Cole Schotz, Bernstein, Meisel & Forman, Hackensack, 1987-90; senior deputy chief counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1990-93; deputy asst. secretary for law enforcement, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, 1993-94; U.S. attorney, D.N.J., 1994-99

Race or Ethnicity: White