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Kevin Thomas Duffy (born 1933) is an American lawyer and currently a senior judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Duffy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham College in 1954 and with an LL.B from the Fordham University School of Law in 1958. He clerked for J. Edward Lumbard at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (1955-1958).

Duffy served as an Assistant United States Attorney (1958-1959) and assistant chief of the Criminal Division (1959-1961) at the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York before going into private practice as an associate with the New York City firm Whitman, Ransom & Coulson (1961-1966). He later became a partner with Gordon & Gordon (1966-1969). Duffy later appointed New York regional administrator of the Securities and Exchange Commission office (1969-1972). In 1972 he was appointed by President Richard Nixon and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Duffy has served as a adjunct professor for several different universities, including Brooklyn Law School (1975-1980, securities), York University Law School (1983-1984, trial advocacy), Pace University School of Law (1984-1986, trial advocacy), and Fordham University School of Law (1993-present, trial advocacy)

Duffy is married to his wife Irene. They have four children: Keven Thomas, Jr., Irene Moira, Gavin Edward, and Patrick Giles.

Duffy presided over the trial and conviction of the four principal perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.



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