Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Beth P. Gesner
MSA SC 3520-13416


Born August 25, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 1979; Georgetown University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1983 (associate editor, The Tax Lawyer).  Admitted to the D.C. bar, 1983.

Law clerk to Judge William B. Bryant of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1983-84.  Litigation attorney, Hogan & Hartson, Washington D.C., 1984-87.  Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland, 1987-92.  Adjunct professor (federal criminal litigation), Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1990-99.  Assistant to the Special Counsel to the Attorney General, Department of Justice, U.S. House of Representative Bank Investigation, 1992-93.  Chief, Southern Division, U.S. Attorney's Office (Greenbelt, Maryland), 1993-99.  Recipient of the U.S. Attorney's Office Award for Outstanding Prosecution.  Acting First Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1996-97.  Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1999-present.

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