Andrew T. Baxter

Hon. Andrew T. Baxter
Firm: United States District Court, Northern New York
Address: James Hanley Federal Building
100 South Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY 13261
Phone: (315) 234-8500
Fax: (315) 234-8501
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Andrew T. Baxter is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York in Syracuse. At the time of his appointment in January 2010, he was the Interim United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York. Judge Baxter earned an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University in 1978 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1981.

Andrew T. Baxter served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Syracuse from 1988, at various times holding the positions of Senior Litigation Counsel, Chief of the Criminal Division, and First Assistant U.S. Attorney. Judge Baxter was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey from 1984 through 1988, after engaging in the private practice of law in Philadelphia for three years.

Current Employment Position(s):
U.S. Magistrate Judge

Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania, 1981
New York, 1988
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1978
Major: Economics

Past Employment Positions:
Northern District of New York, Interim United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney’s Office in Syracuse, Federal Prosecutor, 1988 - Present

District of New Jersey, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1984 - 1988

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Senior Litigation Counsel

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Chief of the Criminal Division

U.S. Attorney’s Office, First Assistant U.S. Attorney

Philadelphia, Private Practice

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