Today we will be looking at Kimba Wood an American Federal judge for the Southern District of New York. Kimba was named after the Kimba, South Australia. EducationKimba Wood holds a M.Sc from the London School of Economics which she obtained in 1966. During this time she worked as a Playboy Bunny. She then earned her J.D. in Law from the Harvard School of Law. It is to be noted is that there were less than 20 women graduating in her class 1969.
Kimba Wood has been married three time. Here first marriage was to Robert (Bob) Lovejoy, a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell in 1970, her second marriage was to Time magazine political columnist Michael Kramer in 1982, her current husband is Wall Street financier and former Harvard Law School classmate Frank E. Richardson . She was named the other woman is the bitter divorced of Richardson and his wife Nancy.
The Nannygate incident
Kimba Wood was President Clinton’s second choice as the first woman United States Attorney General. Like her predecessor Zoe Baird, she too had hired an illegal nanny. In her defense,she did pay all the required taxes.This was done at a time in US history when it was still legal hire illegal aliens. However, position for the first woman United States Attorney General was then filled by Janet Reno.
‘On November 19, 2010, Judge Wood received media attention via The Atlantic online magazine regarding a letter from Bennet M. Epstein, an attorney who asked for time off to attend his grandson's bris, if indeed the baby is a boy. In a response to Epstein, Judge Wood wrote that Epstein would be permitted to attend the bris, but that "if a daughter is born, there will be a public celebration in court, with readings from poetry celebrating girls and women.
Epstein responds to Kimba Wood’s decision
“Apparently, like me, Kimba Wood recognizes the unfairness in making a big fuss over a Jewish boy's birth, but seeing a Jewish girl's birth as a lesser event.”