Judge María Antongiorgi-Jordán Sworn in as United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
December 1, 2022 (San Juan, PR): The United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (“District of Puerto Rico”) announces that on November 15, 2022, the United States Senate confirmed the Honorable María del Rocio Antongiorgi-Jordán as a United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed her commission on December 1, 2022. She was sworn in by the Honorable Raúl M. Arias-Marxuach, Chief United States District Judge, on December 1, 2022.
Born in San Germán, Judge Antongiorgi-Jordán is a graduate of Seton Hill University. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, and an L.L.M. in Labor and Employment Law from Georgetown University.
Prior to becoming a district judge, she served as Chief Deputy Clerk and Clerk of Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Judge Antongiorgi-Jordán is the first Clerk of Court to be seated as a District Judge in the District of Puerto Rico’s history. Before entering the judiciary, she was a Capital Member of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group at McConnell Valdés, LLC, where she worked for 23 years.
Judge Antongiorgi-Jordán has been a member of all Court committees including, Security, Space and Facilities, Criminal Justice Act, Local Rules, Bar Examination, Bar Admissions, Continued Legal Education, and Jury Utilization.
In congratulating Judge Antongiorgi-Jordán, Chief Judge Arias-Marxuach said: “María Antongiorgi-Jordán is both a highly accomplished former litigator and an experienced court executive. On behalf of her new colleagues in the District of Puerto Rico bench, I am pleased to welcome Judge Antongiorgi-Jordán and look forward to working with her in her new role.”
A formal investiture ceremony will be scheduled at a later date.
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