| Barack Obama|
| Cathy Bencivengo|
| Cathy Ann Palumbo|
August 24, 1958 (age 57)
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S. (1958-08-24)
University of Michigan
University of Michigan Law School, University of Michigan, Rutgers University
Cathy Ann Bencivengo Wikipedia
Cathy Ann Bencivengo (born August 24, 1958) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Bencivengo was born Cathy Ann Palumbo in Teaneck, New Jersey. Bencivengo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 from Rutgers University and a Master of Arts degree in 1981 from Rutgers. She then earned a Juris Doctor in 1988 from University of Michigan Law School.
In 1988, Bencivengo joined a predecessor to the law firm DLA Piper as an associate and became a partner in 1996. She remained with DLA Piper until becoming a federal magistrate judge in 2005. In 2005, the judges on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California selected Bencivengo to be a United States Magistrate Judge.
On May 11, 2011, President Obama nominated Bencivengo to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, to replace Judge Jeffrey T. Miller, who took senior status in June 2010. She was confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 2012, by a vote of 90 ayes to 6 nays. She received her commission on February 10, 2012.