Kiyo A. Matsumoto
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Assumed office
July 22, 2008
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byEdward R. Korman
Personal details
Born (1955-08-29) August 29, 1955 (age 65)[1]
Raleigh, North Carolina
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley (BA)
Georgetown University Law Center (JD)

Kiyo A. Matsumoto (born August 29, 1955) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Early life and education

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Matsumoto graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 and later from the Georgetown University Law Center with a Juris Doctor in 1981.

Legal career

Matsumoto was a private practice attorney in Washington state from 1981 to 1983 before joining the United States Attorney's Office as Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1983 to 2004. Matsumoto served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law from 1998 to 2004.

Federal judicial career

From 2004 to 2008, Matsumoto served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York. In 2008, Matsumoto was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York by President George W. Bush on March 11, 2008, to a seat vacated by Edward R. Korman. Matsumoto was confirmed by the Senate on July 17, 2008, on a majority vote and received commission on July 22, 2008.

Born to second-generation Japanese American parents, Matsumoto became the second Asian Pacific American woman to serve as a federal district court judge.[2]

Matsumoto presided over the Martin Shkreli securities fraud trial.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Congressional Record, July 17, 2008
  2. ^ "One-Judge Kiyo Matsumoto delivers 11th annual Korematsu Lecture". Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  3. ^ Mangan, Dan (2018-03-05). "Martin Shkreli must forfeit $7.36 million, turn over stake in ultra-rare Wu-Tang Clan album: Judge". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward R. Korman
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
2008–present
Incumbent