Associate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. September 16, 1991 to January 6, 2003, and January 4, 2010 to June 8, 2012 (Chief Judge, January 6, 2003 to January 4, 2010). Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, June 8, 2012 to February 11, 2013. Resigned February 11, 2013.

Member, Committee on Security, Space, and Facilities, 1994-2000; Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, 2004-10, Judicial Conference of the United States.

Member, Court Commission on Professionalism, 2004-07.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 8, 1947. Attended Gilman School; Princeton University, B.A. (English literature), magna cum laude, 1970; University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1973 (editorial board, Virginia Law Review, 1971-73; Order of the Coif, law school honor society). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1973. Law clerk to Judge Frank A. Kaufman, U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1973-74. Member, American Bar Association (business torts litigation committee, litigation section, 1989); Maryland State Bar Association (chair, economics of litigation committee, 1981-82); Baltimore City Bar Association (vice-chair, 1986-87, & chair, 1987-88, continuing legal education committee; executive council, 1987-88). Associate attorney, Venable, Baetjer and Howard, 1975-81 (partner, 1982-91). Arbitrator, JAMS, Inc. Greenbelt Resolution Center (Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services), 2013-. Board of Directors, Central Maryland Chapter, American Red Cross, 1979-88. Advisory Board, National Aquarium in Baltimore, 1987-2003. Trustee, Baltimore Zoological Society, 1990-2004. Executive Committee, Gilman School Alumni Association. Member, Secondary Schools Committee, Princeton University. Member, Serjeants' Inn. Faculty, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL); Trial Advocacy Institute, University of Virginia. Author, "Reliance Electric and 16 (b) Litigation: A Return to the Objective Approach?", 58 Virginia Law Review 907 (1972). Co-author, Maryland Appellate Practice, Rules and Commentary with Forms (1988); Model Jury Instructions for Business Tort Litigation (2nd edition, 1988).

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