"Judge Rueter was born on July 12, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated
summa cum laude from the University of Scranton in 1977 and in 1980 received a J.D. from
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, where he was Notes Editor of the
Law Review. From 1980 to 1982, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph L. McGlynn, Jr.,
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
He was an associate of the Philadelphia law firm of White and Williams from 1982 to
1985. From 1985 to 1994, Judge Rueter was an Assistant United States Attorney in Philadelphia,
and from 1990 to 1994, he served as Chief of the Narcotics Section. Judge Rueter was appointed
as a United States Magistrate Judge on February 22, 1994. He previously served as Chief
Magistrate Judge from 2007 to 2011."