District Judge Herbert N. Maletz


Senior District Judge Herbert N. Maletz was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1913.   Judge Maletz was a judicial officer on the U. S. Court of International Trade, and sat by designation at the United States District Court for the District of Maryland from 1987 to January, 2002. Judge Maletz attended Harvard College from 1931-35, graduating cum laude with an A.B. degree. Thereafter, he entered Harvard Law School in 1936 and received his LL.B. in 1939.

Following law school, Judge Maletz worked in Washington, D. C. as a review attorney for the Marketing Laws Survey of the Works Progress Administration (1939-41). From 1941-42, he worked as an attorney on the Truman Committee, United States Senate. World War II intervened, and in November, 1942, Judge Maletz entered active duty in the U.S. Army. In the Army, Judge Maletz acted as a Technical Sergeant from 1942-46; and upon his discharge, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U. S. Army Reserves.

Judge Maletz’ civilian career resumed in 1946, when he became a trial attorney for the Antitrust Division of the U. S. Department of Justice in Washington, D. C. until 1950. From 1951-53, Judge Maletz was chief counsel of the Office of Price Stabilization, also in Washington, D. C. In 1953, he entered private practice. Then, in 1955, Judge Maletz became chief counsel of the Antitrust Subcommittee, Judiciary Committee, U. S. House of Representatives. Judge Maletz went on to become Trial Commissioner at the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, D. C. in 1961, remaining in that position until 1967. Finally, on November 6, 1967, President Johnson nominated Judge Maletz for appointment to the U. S. Court of International Trade (formerly the U. S. Customs Court); and on November 16, 1967, this nomination was confirmed by the U. S. Senate. In 1987, Judge Maletz relocated to Baltimore, sitting by designation with the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland until his death on January 6, 2002.

Judge Maletz also sat by designation with the U. S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals; U. S. Court of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits; U. S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, District of New Hampshire, District of Rhode Island, District of Maine; Eastern District of New York, Eastern District of North Carolina and the Central and Southern Districts of California.

A member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1939, Judge Maletz was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1949. He was also a member of the DC Bar, 1952; the U. S. Court of Claims, 1961; and the U. S. Court of International Trade (formerly the U. S. Customs Court), 1967.