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Federal Judge to Speak in Bronxville

The judge who presided over the case concerning the alleged defamation of DEA agents portrayed in the film "American Gangster"will be at Concordia tomorrow.

Federal Judge to Speak in Bronxville

Colleen McMahon, who was nominated by President Bill Clinton, will speak at Bronxville's Concordia College tomorrow. Here are the details from Concordia's director of community relations.

The Honorable Colleen McMahon will open Concordia College’s Spring 2013 Business Breakfast Series on February 26 in the Donald A. Krenz Academic Center.  Appointed in 1998 by then President Clinton to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge McMahon presides over a broad spectrum of criminal and civil cases.  She will discuss “The Role of the Federal Courts In The Quest for Justice.”

Judge McMahon began her legal career in private practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.  After a few years with the firm, she left for a year to serve as Speechwriter and Special Assistant to the Honorable Donald McHenry, United States Ambassador to the United Nations.  She then returned to Paul, Weiss where, in 1984, she became the first woman litigator elected as a partner of that firm.  Judge McMahon served as Judge of the New York Court of Claims and Acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court before being appointed to the Federal Court.

Judge McMahon graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University and Harvard Law School.

Of her visit to Concordia, President Viji George commented, “We are thrilled Judge McMahon’s visit to Concordia coincides with the OSilas Gallery’s Journey of Justice art exhibition.  Her own journey in the legal profession has been remarkable.  She is recognized as a leader both behind the bench and in private practice, and for her dedication to improving the legal profession.”

Judge McMahon and her husband, Frank Sica, live in Bronxville; their three children graduated from The Bronxville School.

The program begins at 7am with a light breakfast, followed by the presentation at 7:30.  Reservations are strongly suggested for this free program.  Please contact Ellen de Saint Phalle, Director of Community Relations, at 914-337-9300, x2159 or ellen.desaintphalle@concordia-ny.edu.


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