Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1986-1987
Law clerk, Hon. Harold A. Ackerman, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1987-1989
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey, 1989-2003; deputy chief, Criminal Division, 1995-1999; chief, Criminal Division, 1999-2001, 2002-2003; executive assistant U.S. attorney, 2001-2002
Former name: Patty Shwartz-Dorsey
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, October 5, 2011; no Senate vote
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U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2003-2013