John M. Facciola

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John M. Facciola
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Chief Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 1997
Personal details
Born1944 (age 68–69)
Alma materCollege of the Holy Cross
Georgetown University Law Center
ProfessionJudge
 
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John M. Facciola
John M. Facciola.jpg
Chief Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 1997
Personal details
Born1944 (age 68–69)
Alma materCollege of the Holy Cross
Georgetown University Law Center
ProfessionJudge

John M. Facciola (born in 1944) is a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, appointed in August, 1997. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan from 1969–1973, and was in private practice in the District of Columbia from 1974–1982. Judge Facciola joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in 1982. He served in the Appellate and Civil Divisions and then as Chief of the Special Proceedings section from 1989 until his appointment as Magistrate Judge. He has been an adjunct professor of law at Catholic University and at Georgetown University Law Center, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Board of Governors of the John Carroll Society.[1] He has been the Editor in Chief of the Federal Courts Law Review, the electronic law journal of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Sedona Conference, an organization which brings together attorneys, judges, and experts to help advance the law in a collaborative, just and reasoned manner. Facciola has been a leader in issues related to electronic discovery. He has written a number of opinions and lectures frequently on the topic.

Education[edit]

Judge Facciola received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1966 from College of the Holy Cross, and his Juris Doctorate in 1969 from the Georgetown University Law Center.[1]

Cases of Note[edit]

As Magistrate Judge, Facciola has issued several decisions in which he opined on electronically stored information (ESI), discovery practice, and professionalism of the bar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/facciola-bio.html
  2. ^ For related case documents: http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/33587/related#content_attachment
  3. ^ Jason Krause (2008-07). "Rockin’ Out the E-Law". ABA Journal. Archived from the original on 2009-08-20. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  4. ^ United States v. O’Keefe, 537 F. Supp. 2d 14 (D.D.C. 2008);