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Name Skretny, William M.
City Buffalo
State NY
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Skretny, William M.
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Skretny, William M.
Born 1945 in Buffalo, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on June 12, 1990, to a seat vacated by John T. Curtin. Confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1990, and received commission on August 7, 1990. Served as chief judge, 2010-2015. Assumed senior status on March 8, 2015.

Education:
Canisius College, A.B., 1966
Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1969
Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M., 1972

Professional Career:
Fellow, Ford Foundation
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1971-1973
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of New York, 1973-1981; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1975-1981
Special counsel, Attorney General's Advocacy Institute, Washington, D.C., 1979
Staff attorney, Office of Special Prosecutor, U.S. Department of Justice, 1980
Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1981-1983, 1988-1990
First deputy district attorney, Erie County, New York, 1983-1988

compress summary

Case(s) EE-NY-0044 : EEOC v. EGW Temporaries Inc., et al
EE-NY-0068 : EEOC v. Grief Brothers Corporation
FH-NY-0019 : United States v. Bank United
JC-NY-0032 : Williams v. Niagara County
JC-NY-0059 : United States v. Erie County
PC-NY-0004 : Eng v. Smith


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