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Alumnus Robert K. Holdman '91 in The Irish Echo, December 09, 2009

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Judge Robert K. Holdman
Bronx Supreme Court, Criminal Term

Governor George Pataki nominated Robert K. Holdman to the bench of The Court of Claims, New York State Supreme Court on June 21, 2005. Judge Holdman was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in on June 23rd 2005. He is presiding in Bronx Supreme Court, Criminal Term. He also serves on The Executive Advisory Committee of The National Center for Judicial Security based in Washington D.C. with The United States Marshal Service, Department of Justice.

Judge Holdman spent fourteen years with the Bronx District Attorney's Office, his last position being Trial Counsel in the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau. His caseload was mostly comprised of child homicides and child sexual abuse. In 1999, he successfully prosecuted a mother for the homicide by starvation of her two month old child. The case was featured on ABC television's "20/20" and was the focus of an A&E Discovery Channel documentary. Judge Holdman remained a periodic legal advisor for both networks.

In the academic year 2001-2002, Harvard University School of Law awarded then Assistant District Attorney Holdman the Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship. In October 2004, Judge Holdman lectured at the Swedish Crown Prosecutor's National Conference, Aklagardagarna, in Stockholm. In March of 2009 Judge Holdman was in Heidelberg Germany to address the US Army JAG Officers deployed to Europe and the Middle East. He was also the keynote speaker at The Canadian Prosecutor's National Conference in August 2009.

Judge Holdman is an alumnus of Fordham University and Fordham Law School in New York. He and his wife Catherine live in Westchester with their children Patrick (2) and Lucie (1). His grandparents come from Counties Kerry and Clare.