- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009

NAME _ Denny Chin.

BORN _ 1954, Hong Kong; moved to U.S. in 1956.

EXPERIENCE _ Appointed judge in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (includes Manhattan) by former President Bill Clinton, 1994; adjunct part-time professor, Fordham University School of Law, 1986-1994; private practice, New York City, 1986-1994 and 1980-1982; assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District, 1982-1986; law clerk, U.S. District Court, Southern District, 1978-1980.

NOTABLE CASES _ Prostitution ring used by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer; Iraqi oil-for-food case involving Texas oil billionaire Oscar Wyatt Jr.; trademark lawsuit filed by entertainer who calls himself Naked Cowboy against candy maker Mars.

EDUCATION _ Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1978; Princeton University, B.A., 1975; Stuyvesant High School in New York, 1971.



FIRST _ First Asian-American appointed as federal judge in the East.

FAMILY BACKGROUND _ Grandfather worked as waiter in New York’s Chinatown for many years and helped his immediate family come to the U.S. Mother worked as seamstress in Chinatown garment factories, father as a cook in Chinese restaurants. Did pro bono work while in private practice for Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund to get materials translated for criminal defendants.

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