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Nora B. Fischer – 2009

Nora B. Fischer – 2009

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Government Act of1978 
Rev. 112010 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2009 U.S.C. app.  101-1 Person Reporting (lut name, first, middle initial) Court Organization Date Report 
Fischer, Nora District Cowt, Western 51312010 Title (Article judges indicate active senior Status; Sa. Report Type (check appropriate type) Reporting Period 
magistrate judges indicate full-or pan-time) 
Federal District Court Judge Active Nomination, Date Initial [l] Annual Final 01/01/2009 12/3112009 
sb. Amended Report Cbambcn Office Addreu the bails tbe lnformatlon contalntd this Report and any 
modlflc1tlon1 pemlnlng thereto, la, opinion, compUancc 
Suite 5260, Post Office Cowthousc with appllc1ble l1w1 and reiulatlons. 
Seventh Avenue Grant Street 
Pittsburgh, 15219 
Reviewing Officer Date 
I!tfPO ANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying this form must followed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where have reportable information. Sign lastpage. POSITIONS. (Reporting lndivUlual only; see pp. 9-13 filing insuucdom.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable positions.) 
c::> 
 
r--. :-. :::.... ...... . .,c.-- 
II. AGREEMENTS. (Rponlng lndJvUluaJ only; set pp. U16 jlllng lnsrrucdons.) r ,-, r. 0-.- 11 
[Z] NONE (No reportable agreements.) .,., 
 
 
 
Fischer, Nora 
 
 
Name Penoo Reporting 
Date ofRrport 
Fischer, Nora 
5/3/2010 
III. N-INVESTMENT ME. (Reporting individual am/ spouse; see pp. 17-U f/Jlng /nstrllct/ons.) Filers Non-Investment Income 
[{] NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 
 
 
(yours, not spouses) Spouses Non-Investment Income If101l wen 1t1arried d11Ting111t1portion Dfthereport/ngfttlr, CMrtpktethu don. 
(Dollar amount not required except/or honoraria.) NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 2009 Highmark Inc. -salary 
 
 
IV. REIMBURSEMENTS -tranrpartatiDn, lodging, food, entenalnmenl. (Includes those spcuse and dependent children; see pp. 25-27 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) Academy Trial Lawyers 9/30/09 IO/l/09 Farmington, Activity professional Transportation, meals, hotel 
Allegheny County assoc civic organization 
 
 
 
 
V GIFTS. (Includes t/11m sptJUse and deptndent children; stt pp. 2-11 filing lnslructions.) 
[Z] NONE (No reportable gifts.) 
 
 
VI, LJABJLJTJES. (lnc/wlei those spouse arul dependent children; set pp. 32-JJ filing lnslructions.) 
[Z] NONE (No reportable liabilities.) 
 
 
 
 
Name Person Reportlni: 
Dale Report 
Fischer, Nora 
5/3/2010 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, ra!u tranSact1ons (Includes those a/spouse and upendent childrm; u PP. J4-6o fi11nc 1nm1mn.r.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets Income during Gross value s.t end Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
 
(I) 
(2) 
(2) (I) (4) (S) 
Place (X) afcr each asset exempt from prior disclosure Amount Code Type (e.g., div., rent, Value Code2 Value Method Type(e.g., buy, sell, 
(A-H) int) (JP) CodeJ redemption) 
(Q-W) 
 
Date 
mm/dd/yy 
Value Gain Identity 
Code2 Code buyer/seller 
(JP) (A-If) (ifprivate 
transaction) PNC Bank accowits Interest Qualified Plan -American AMCAP Fwid -American Europacific Growth Dividend Dividend -Dodge Cox Stock Dividend -Federated Kaufman Small Cap Fund Dividend  FPA New Income Dividend Buy (add1) 91412009 Rowe Price International Bond Dividend 
10. -Prime Fwid Cap Reserves 11. -Champlain Small Company Fwid Adv Interest Dividend Sold (part) 09/01/09 
12. -Chesapeake Core Growth Fwid Dividend 
13. -Eaton Vance Large-Cap Value Dividend 
14. -Forward Intemt1 Small Co-Instil shs Dividend 
15. -Oalcmark Interntl Small Cap 16. -Pioneer Equity Income Dividend Dividend 
17. -SouthemSwi Small-cap N/C Dividend lo and 04) SS0,001  $100,000 =$100,001  Sl,000,000 Sl,000,001  SS,000,000 More than $5,000,000 Value Coda SI S,000 less =$15,001  SS0,000 L-$SO,OOI  $100,000 M=Sl00,001  $250,000 
(See Column> and DJ) SlS0,00  SS00,000 $500,001  Sl,000,000 -$1,000,001  SS,000,000 -ss.000.001  s2s,ooo.ooo -ns.000,001 -sso,000,000 Mote than SS0,000,000 Value Method Codca QAppBisal -CO.t (Real Estate Only) =Asseosment h Martel 
(See Column Cl) Boot Value V-othcr W=Estimatcd 
 
 
 
 
Name Pel5on Rtportlni: 
Date Report 
Fischer, Nora 
s/3no10 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS inco,,,e. ..u,,.,, rransactians r1nc1 1i.os spoiu and dependent children; PP. J4-6o fil1nx lntrctwns.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) Income Gain Codea: Sl,000 orlcsa Sl,001  $2,SOO =$2,SOl  SS,000 D-SS,001  SIS,000 =SIS,001  SS0,000 
(Su Columns and) F-SS0,001  SI00,000 5100,001  Sl,000,000 S 1,000,00 SS,000,000 =Mon than 55,000,000 aluc Codes SIS,000 less SIS,001  SSO,OOO SS0,001 -$100,000 =$100,001  $250,000 
(S Columiu and DJ) $250,001 -$500,000 $500,001  Sl,000,000 -s1.ooo.001 -SS,000,000 $5,000,001  $25,000,000 -s2s,ooo.001. sso,000.000 Mon: than $50,000,000 Value Me1hod Code< Apprai..J -cost (Real Est.ate Only) S=AsSCS5mcnt =Cash Market 
(Sec Column C21 UDookVal Vllher W=Eitimatc-d 
 
 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, lllle. transactions an $50,000,000 Value Melhod COO.. QApproi$111 Cost (Real Estate Only) =Asseumcnt -Cash Markd Column C2l Book Value V-Otber WEstimated 
 
 
Name Pcnon Reporting 
Date Report 
Flscher, Nora 
513/2010 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -illcome, llllue, transactions (lncluda those Spt>USl!tllld dependelfl childwshMarkct 
(Soc Columa C2) Book V1uc V-othcr Estimated 
 
 
 
 
Name Penon Rtpontng 
Date Rport 
Flscber, Nora 
5/312010 
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lndkateparto/Reporl.} Part VII, Qualified plans and were liquidated full 2008. 
IX. CERTIFICATION. 
Name Penon Reporting Date Report 
Fischer, Nora S/3/2010 certify that all Information given above (Including Information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any Information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisions permitting non-disclosure. further certify that eamed Income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 
 
NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY FALSIFIES FAILS FILE THIS REPORT MAY SUBJECT CML AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 
FILING INSTRUCTIONS 
Mail signed original and additional copies to: 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544 Government Act 1978 
Rev. 112010 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2009 U.S.C. opp. 101-111) Person Reporting (last name, first, middle initial) Fischer, Nora :2. Court Organization District Court, Western Date Report S/3/2010 Tltlt (Article Ill judges indicate active senior status; magistrate judges indicate full-or pan-time) Federal District Court Judge Active Sa. Report Type (check appi:opriate type) Nomination, Date Initial [l] Annual Final Reporting Period 01/01/2009 12131/2009 
Sb. Amended Report Chambers Offict Addrtss Suite 5260, Post Office Courthouse Seventh Avenue Grant Street Pittsburgh, 5219 the basis tbe Information contained this Report and any modifications pertaining thereto, is, opinion compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Reviewing Officer Oate 
 
IMPORT ANT NOTES: The instructions accompanying this form must befollowed. Complete all parts, checking the NONE box for each part where you have reportable information. Sign last page. POSJTI ONS. (Reporting individual 011/y; seepp. 9-13 filing insmtctiom.) 
[Z] NONE (No reportable positions.) 
 
 
II. AGREEMENTS. (Reporting individual only; see pp. 14-16 o/frling instructions.) 
[ZJ NONE (No reportable agreements.) 
 
 
 
 
 
III. N-INVESTMENT ME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-14 filing instructions.) Filers Non-Investment Income 
[{] NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 
 
 
(yours, not spouses) Spouses Non-Investment Income -I/you were married during any portion ofthe reporting year, complete this section. (Doi/or amount not required except for honoraria.) NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 2009 Highmark Inc. -salary 
 
 
IV. REIMBURSEMENTS -tnmsporta#on, lodging,food, entertainment. (Includes those spouse and dependent children: see pp. 5-2 filing inslnJctions.j NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) Academy Trial Lawyers Allegheny County 9/30/09 10/l/09 Farmington, Activity professional assoc civic organization Transportation, meals, hotel 
 
 
 
 
Date Report 
Fischer, Nora 
5/3/2010 GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; supp. 28-31 filing instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable gifts.) 
 
 
 
 
[{] 
 
 
 
 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -inc1>1ne, value, transactions (Jnclude!those spouse and dependent children; pp. 34-60of filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
 
 
 
 
Date Report 
Fischer, Nora 
5/3/2010 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, va1ue.. rransac1ions r1nc1udesihose spouse and dependent ch11d,..n: PP. 1-1-60otfl11nx1ns1ructiom.J NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Gross value end 
 
Description Assets ncomc during 
Transactions during reporting period 
rn 
(5) 
(including trust assets) porting period of reporting period 
(i) (3) 
Type (e.g., 
unt Value Value 
Type(e.g., Date Value Gain Identity Code div., rent, Code2 Method 
buy, sell, mmldd/yy Code2 Code buyer/seller 
Place (X) after each asset 
exempt from prior disclosure (A-H) int.) (1-P) Code3 
redemption) (J-P) (A-H) (if private 
transaction) 
(Q-W) 
18. Rowe Price Real Estate Fund 19. -Van Eck Global Hard Assets Class 20. -Virtus Foreign Opportunities 
21. 
-Eaton Vance Floating Rate Advantage Adv 
 
22. 
-Loomis Sayles Bond Retail Shares Dividend 
Dividend 
Dividend 
Dividend 
Dividend 
-PIMCO Comm Real Return Strat 
Dividend 
24. -PIMCO Real Return Class 25. 	-Vanguard Short Tenn lnvmt Grade Investor 
26. 
-Vanguard Short Term Federal 
 
27. 
 
28. 
 
 
29. 
Qua lilied Plan 
 
30. 
-T!AA Traditional 
 
 
31. -CREF Global Equities Dividend 
Dividend 
Dividend 
Interest 
Dividend Buy (add!) 09104/09 Distributed (part) 03i06/09 
 
-CREF Money Market 	Dividend 
33. 
Qualified Plan 
----. lncome Gain Codes: $ 1,000 less =Sl,001  $2,500 =S2.501  SS,000 DSS,OOl-SIS,000 
 
...---------- 
E=S15,00l -SSO,OOO (Sec Columns and 04) SS0.001  $100,000 SI00,001  Sl,000,000 =Sl,000,001  $5,000,000 =More than SS,000,000 Value Codes 15,000 less =Sl5,00I. 550,000 =SS0,001  SI00,000 =SI00,001  $250.000 
(Se< Columns anJ DJ) $250,00  SS00,000 SS00,001 SI ,000,000 =Sl,000,001  SS.000,000 S5,000,00I -$25,000,000 S25,ooo,001. s5o.ooo.ooo =More than S.SO,OOQ,000 
Value Method CIJdelS =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) --As.ses.smenl =Cash Market 
(See Column C2) =Book Value ::-:.Other --Estimated 
---.. 	...,. _____ ... 
 
Date Report 
Fischer, Nora 
5/3/2010 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -income, value. transactions r1nctudes thou spouse anddependenr children; e pp. 3-t-o flung 1nstr11c11ons.> NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
 
  ------1 
Description Assets Income during Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
 
(including trust assets) reporting period reporting period 
 
(I) (2) (l) (2) 
buy, sell, mm/dd/yy Code 
Code buyer/seller 
redemption) (J-P) 
(A-H) 
Value Gain 
Place (X) after each asset Amount! Typc(c.g., Value Value Type (e.g., 
Date 
Identity 
Code div rent1 
exempt from prior disclosure 
(A-H) int) 
(ifprivate transaction) 35. -Causeway International 
36. 
-Federated Govt Sec 
 
37. 
-PIMCO Low Duration 
 
 
--- 
-- Dividend Dividend Dividend 
-Federated Govt Sec Dividend 39_ -PIMCO Total Return 
40. 
-PIMCO Fcreign Bond 
 
41. 
-American Capital World Bond 
 
42. 
-Davis New York Venture Dividend Dividend Dividend Dividend 
-Artisan International Dividend 44. -MFS International New Disc Dividend 
45. -Royce Microcap Investment Class Dividend 
46. -Fidelity, Prime Fund Dividend 
 
47. -Phoenix Real Estate Value Dividend 
-Third Avenue Real Estate Value Dividend 
49. Prime Cap Odyssey Growth Fund 
 
50. Rcwe Price Equity Income 
51. -Touchstone Mid Cap Growth Income Gain Codes: (See ColumlW and 1)4) Value Codes (See Colurnrn; and 03) ,000 lc:i; $50,001 -$100,000 =Sl5,000orloss =$250,QOl -$500,000 =$25,000,00 -550,000.000 Value Method Code:> =Appraisal (See Column C2) =Book Value 
Dividend 
Dividend 
Dividend Sl,001 -$2,500 SI00,001-SI ,000,000 =$15,001 -$50,000 $500,001-Sl,000,000 =Cost (Real Estate Only) OthllSe and dependent childiv:n; see pp. 34-60ofjiUn.g instruct/om.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) Description Assets (including trust assets) - -------B. Income during reporting period ----------c. Gross value end reporting period Transactions during reporting period 
 
(I) (2) 
(2) 
(2) (3) 
(4) (5) 
Place (X) after each asset Amount Type (e.g., Value Value 
exempt from prior disclosure Code div., rent,. Code2 Method 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) Codcl 
(Q-W) 
 
Type (e.g., Date Value 
Gain Identity buy, sell, Imm/dd/yy Code2 
Code buyer/seller redemption) (J-P) 
(A-H) (if private transactfon) 
.!.--- Income: Gain Codc:s: =Sl,000 less 1,00  $2,500 =!2,501 -ss,ooo =$5,001 -SI 5,000 $15,tiOI -SS0,000 
(S Columns and 04) =$50,001  $100,000 =SI 00,00  $1,000,000 =Sl,000,001 -SS,000,000 =More than SS,000,000 Value Codes $I 5,000 less =$15,001-$50,000 =SSU,001  $100,000 =SI00,001-$250,000 
(Ste Columns and 03) =$250,00  SSU0,000 =$500,001 -Sl,000,000 =Sl,000,001-SS,000,000 =S5,000,001 -S25,000,000 =525.000,00  SS0,000,000 More than SS0,000,000 Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Asessment =Cash Market =Book Value =01ha W=E.stimatcd 
 
 
 
 
Date Report 
Fischer, Nora 
5/3/2010 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS -1ncome, .,,1ue, 1ransacoons r1nt111des thoseofspo11se and depetukn1 children: see PP Juo filing 1ns1r11c11011S.) 
NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) Description Assets Income during Gross value end 
Transactions during reporting period 
ofreporting period 
Value Value (including trust assets 
Place (X) after each asset 
reporting period 
 
Type(e.g., 
.- 
exempt from prior disclosure 
 
(2) (I) (2) (3) (4) 
 
Type(e.g., Date 
div., rent, Code Method 
buy, sell, !mmtdd/yy 
Value 
Code 
Gain 
ldentityof 
buyer/seller 
Amount 
 
--- Income Gain Codes: (S.. Columns iUld 04) Value Codes (See Columns 03) Value Method Codes (Sec Column C2) =$1,000 Jess SS0,001  00.000 15,000 less. $250,001 -SS00,000  $25, 000, 001  S50.000,:Xl0 =Appraisal Book Value $1,00l $2,500  SI00, 001 Sl.000.000 $I S,00  SS0,000 =$500.001  SJ,000,000 =Cost (Rea.I Estate Only) =Other =$2,501 ss.ooo 1,000,00  SS,000,000 $50,001 100,000 =Sl,000,001  $5,000,000 =More than SS0,000,000 =Assessment =Estimated =S5,001 -$15.000 =MQrt than S51000,000 =$I 00,00  SlSO.(){lll SS,000,001  $25.000,000 =Cash MOik 
NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Gross value end reporting period 
Place (X) after each asset Value Value Identity 
exempt from prior disclosure Code2 Method buyer/seller (JP) Code3 (if private (Q-W) transaction) 
86. -Tweedy Browne Global Value Dividend 
87. -William Blair Iritl Growth Class Dividend 
88. -Dodge Cox Income Dividend 
89. -PIMCO Foreign Inst SHS Dividend 
90. -Thornburg Ltd Tenn Income Dividend 
91. 92. 93. 94. 95. -Prime Fund Capital Reserves -Columbia Marsico 21st Centruy -Franklin Federal Intr Tenn Tax Free Mass Mutual Life Insurance Policy Dividend None Dividend Interest Buy 11/05/09 96. 97. Mass Mutual Life Insurance Policy Interest 
98. 99. 100. JOI. 102. HSA#I -Dodge and Cox International -Artisan Small Cap -PFPC, Cash account Dividend Dividend Interest Income Gain Codes: (See Columns and 04) 
Value Codes (See Columns and 03) 
Value Method Codes Column C2) S 1,000 lc:53 =S50,00I  $100,000 =St 5,000 lc:ts S2S0,001  SS00,000 =S2S,OOO,OOI -Sl0,000,000 =Appraisal =Book Value 1,00  S2,SOO =$I 00.00  1,000,000 $I 5,00  SS0,000 =SS00.001  Sl,000,000 ..Cost (Real Estalc Only) VOthcr $2,501 $5,000 =Sl.000,001-SS,000,000 =$50,001  SI00,000 =SI ,000,001  $5,000,000 =More than S50,000,000 -Assessment =Estimated 
.OO - =More than SS,000,000 =SI00,001  S2S0,000 =$5,000,001 -Sl5.000,000 =Cash Market 
 
 
 
Date Report 
Fischer, Nora 
5/312010 
VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lndkateparto/Reporl.) Part Vil, Qualified plans and were liquidated full 2008. 
 
 
 
 
Name Penon Reporting Date Repon 
IX. CERTIFICATION. certify that all Information given above (Including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any Information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisions permitting non-disclosure. further certify that earned Income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 
 
AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 
FILING INSTRUCTIONS 
Mail signed original and additional copies to: 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544