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Hon. Thomas L. Ambro

United States Court of Appeals Judge

Current Position

U.S. Court of Appeals
Wilmington, DE 19801

Class: VII (1996)Circuit: Third


Georgetown University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1971)
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1975)
Admitted to Delaware Bar (1976)

Professional Career

Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2000-)
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. (1976-00)
Judicial Clerkship, Hon. Daniel L. Herrmann, Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court (1975-76)


American Bar Association, Section of Business Law: Chair (2001-02); Chair-Elect (2000-01); Vice-Chair (1999-00); Secretary (1998-99); Editor, The Business Lawyer (1999-00); Chair, Committee on Legal Opinions (1994-98); Former Co-Chair, Committee on Publications; Committee on Business Bankruptcy
American Law Institute
New York TriBar Opinion Committee, Non-voting Member
American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Charter Member
American Inns of Court Foundation, Board of Trustees


"Third Party Legal Opinions," Ch. 15A in Asset Based Financing: A Transactional Guide, Matthew Bender 1990 Author
"Some Thoughts on the Economics of Legal Opinions," Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 307 1989 Co-author
Special Report by the TriBar Opinion Committee, "UCC Security Interest Opinions," 49 Bus. Law. 359 1993 Principal drafter