THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Aboard Air Force One) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 3, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES DENNIS M. CAVANAUGH TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
The President today nominated Dennis M. Cavanaugh to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Dennis M. Cavanaugh, of North Caldwell, New Jersey, has been a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey since 1993. Prior to becoming a magistrate judge, Cavanaugh was a partner at the law firms of McCormack Petrolle & Matthews (1992), Whipple Ross & Hirsh (1987-1992), and Tompkins McGuire & Wachenfeld (1984-1987). He also served as a partner (1980-1984) and associate (1977-1980) at Lum Biunno & Tompkins. Before entering private practice, Cavanaugh worked as an Assistant Deputy Public Defender at the New Jersey Public Defender's Office (1973-1977). He received his B.A. degree from Morehead State University in 1969 and his J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1972. Following law school, Cavanaugh clerked for the Honorable Francis W. Hayden of the New Jersey Superior Court (1972-1973).
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