Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum (born 1929 in New York City) is a senior judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Cedarbaum oversaw the case against the would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.
Judge Cedarbaum has been involved in many other prominent cases during her tenure on the federal bench, including the trial of Martha Stewart.
Federal judicial service
Judge Cedarbaum was nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 3, 1986, to a seat vacated by Charles E. Stewart. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 3, 1986, and received her commission on March 4, 1986. Judge Cedarbaum assumed senior status on March 31, 1998.
- Law clerk, judge Edward J. Dimock, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1953–1954
- Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1954–1957
- Attorney, Court of Claims Section, Office of the Deputy U.S. Attorney General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1958–1959
- Part-time legal consultant, New York City, 1959–1962
- First assistant counsel, New York State Moreland Commission on the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, 1963–1964
- Associate counsel, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1965–1979
- Acting village justice, Village of Scarsdale, New York, 1978–1982
- Village justice, Village of Scarsdale, New York, 1982–1986
- Private practice, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York City, 1979–1986
Judge Cedarbaum was married to the late Bernard Cedarbaum, long-time partner at Carter Ledyard & Milburn, and has two children, Daniel, a lawyer and leader of Reconstructionist Judaism in Chicago, and Jonathan, a lawyer in D.C. who clerked for the now-retired Associate Justice David Souter of the Supreme Court. 
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