Senator Feinstein Statement on Nomination of Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo to serve on the U.S. District Court
May 11 2011
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement on the nomination of Magistrate Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California:
“I was pleased to recommend Magistrate Judge Bencivengo to the President for nomination to the District Court,” said Senator Feinstein. “She is a highly regarded jurist in the San Diego area, where she has been hearing cases since 2005. I am confident that her respected judicial temperament, as well as her valuable prior experience as an intellectual property lawyer for over 15 years, will enable her to serve the Southern District well as a U.S. District Judge.”
Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo
Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of California, based in San Diego, a position in which she has served since 2005. Prior to joining the bench, she spent her entire legal career at the law firm now known as DLA Piper US, LLP, beginning as a litigation associate in 1988 (when the firm was known as Gray Cary Ames & Frye), and becoming a partner in 1996. At the law firm, her practice focused on intellectual property litigation and she served as national co-chair of the firm’s patent litigation practice. Judge Bencivengo received her J.D. magna cum laude in 1988 from University of Michigan Law School and both her M.A. in 1981 and her B.A. in 1980 from Rutgers University.