New York | First Liberty

Florida

Philip M. Halpern, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 13, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Age: 62

Career

  • Managing Partner, Collier Halpern & Newberg, LLP
  • Adjunct Professor, Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Education

  • Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, J.D. (1980)
  • Fordham University, B.S. (1977)
    • magna cum laude

Clerkship

  • Judge Irving Ben Cooper,United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1980)

Links


Gary R Brown

Gary R. Brown, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Nomination

    • Renominated: May 21, 2019
    • Nominated: May 15, 2018
    • Nominated: July 30, 2015
    • Age: 54 – 55

Career

    • United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2011 – present)
    • Adjunct Professor, St. John’s University School of Law (2014 – present)
    • CA Technologies (2005 – 2011)
      • Chief Compliance Officer (2009 – 2011)
      • Chief Counsel for Litigation (2007 – 2011)
      • Associate General Counsel & Director of Litigation (2006 – 2007)
      • Senior Counsel (2005 – 2006)
    • United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Long Island Criminal Division (1996 – 2005)
      • Assistant United States Attorney (1996 – 2005)
      • Chief (2003 – 2005)
      • Deputy Chief (2001 – 2003)
      • Director’s Award for Superior Performance, Executive Office for United States Attorneys (2001, 2003)
      • Prosecutor of the Year Award, National Law Enforcement Association (2000)
    • United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Civil Division (1989 – 1996)
      • Assistant United States Attorney (1989 – 1996)
      • Affirmative Litigation Coordinator (1994 – 1996)
      • Director’s Award for Superior Performance, Executive Office for United States Attorneys (1993)
    • Adjunct Professor, New York Law School (2001 – 2005)

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D. (1988)
  • Columbia College, A.B. (1985)
    • summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge Jacob Mishler, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York(1988 – 1989)

Links


Diane Gujarati, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Nomination

    • Renominated: May 21, 2019
    • Nominated: May 15, 2018
    • Nominated: September 13, 2016
    • Age: 48 – 50

Career

    • United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (1999 – present)
      • Criminal Division (1999 – present)
        • Assistant United States Attorney (1999 – present)
        • Deputy Chief (2012 – present)
        • Deputy Chief, Appeals Unit (2006 – 2008)
      • White Plains Division (2008 – 2012)
        • Chief (unavailable)
        • Deputy Chief (unavailable)
      • Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law, New York University School of Law (unavailable– 2018)
      • Litigation Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (1996 – 1999)

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D. (1995)
    • Yale Law Journal, Editor
    • Yale Journal on Regulation, Editor
  • Barnard College of Columbia University, B.A. (1990)
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkships

  • Judge John M. Walker, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit(1995 – 1996)

Links


Eric R. Komitee

Eric R. Komitee, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Nomination

    • Renominated: May 21, 2019
    • Nominated: May 15, 2018
    • Age: 48

Career

    • General Counsel, Viking Global Investors LP (unavailable– present)
    • Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York (2000 – 2008)
      • Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section (unavailable)
    • Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom (1998 – 2000)
      • Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group
    • Associate, Cravath Swaine & Moore (1996 – 1998)
      • Corporate Practice Group

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D. (unavailable)
    • cum laude
    • NYU Law Review, Senior Notes and Comments Editor
  • Emory University, B.A. (1992)
    • With high honors
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkships

  • Judge J.L. Edmondson, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit(unavailable)

Links


Rachel P. Kovner, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Nomination

  • Renominated: May 21, 2019
  • Nominated: May 15, 2018
  • Confirmed: October 16th, 2019
  • Age: 40

Career

  • Assistant to the Solicitor General, Solicitor General’s Office, United States Department of Justice (2013 – present)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York (unavailable)
  • Temple Bar Scholar, American Inns of Court (2008)
  • Bristow Fellow, Solicitor General’s Office (unavailable)

Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D. (2006)
    • Graduated first in class
    • Order of the Coif
    • Stanford Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
  • Harvard College, A.B. (2001)
    • magna cum laude
    • Dana Reed Prize

Clerkships

  • Justice Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States (2007 – 2008)
  • Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit(unavailable)

Links

  • https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-announces-fourteenth-wave-judicial-nominees-thirteenth-wave-united-states-attorney-nominees-eighth-wave-united-states-marshal-nominees/
  • http://innsofcourt.org/Content/Default.aspx?Id=3103


Thomas Marcelle, United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 13, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Age: 56

Career

  • Judge, Cohoes City Court, Albany, NY (2016 – Present)
  • Albany County Attorney (2012 – 2016)
  • Counsel, Republican Minority of Albany County’s Legislature (2002 – 2011)
  • Trial Attorney, Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (unknown)

Education

  • Cornell Law School, J.D.(1988)
    • magna cum laude
    • Editor, Cornell Law Review
  • Bowdoin College, B.A. (1984)

Links


Lewis J. Liman

Lewis J. Liman, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Nomination

    • Renominated: May 21, 2019
    • Nominated: May 15, 2018
    • Age: 58

Career

    • Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (2003 – present)
    • Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (unavailable)
    • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (unavailable)
      • Deputy Chief of Appeals (unavailable)
    • Attorney, N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (unavailable)

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D. (1987)
    • Yale Law Journal, Articles Editor
    • Yale Journal of International Law, Editor
  • London School of Economics, M.Sc. (1984)
    • With distinction
  • Harvard College, B.A. (1983)
    • magna cum laude

Clerkships

  • Justice John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court of the United States (1989 – 1990)
  • Judge Pierre N. Leval, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York(1987 – 1988)

Links


Mary Kay Vyskocil

Mary Kay Vyskocil, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Nomination

    • Renominated: May 21, 2019
    • Nominated: May 15, 2018
    • Age: 61

Career

    • United States Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of New York (2016 – present)
    • Litigation Department, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP (1983 – 2016)
      • Partner (1991 – 2016)
      • Litigation Associate (1983 – unavailable)

Education

  • John’s University School of Law, J.D. (1983)
    • Moot Court Executive Board
    • National Moot Court Team
  • Dominican College of Blauvelt (1980)
    • summa cum laude
    • Valedictorian
    • Student Government President

Links


John L Sinatra

John L. Sinatra, Jr., United States District Court for the Western District of New York

Nomination

    • Renominated: May 21, 2019
    • Nominated: May 15, 2018
    • Age: [unavailable]

Career

    • Hodgson Russ (2008 – present)
      • Partner (unavailable– present)
    • Senior Counsel, United States Department of Commerce (unavailable)
    • Associate, Jones Day (unavailable)
      • Commercial Litigation Practice Group

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D. (unavailable)
    • cum laude
    • Buffalo Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. (unavailable)
    • magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkships

  • New York Court of Appeals(1996 – 1998)

Links

Social Facebook Social Instagram Social Twitter Social Youtube Social Linkedin Social Soundcloud

Terms of UsePrivacy PolicySitemap • © 2019 Liberty Institute® is a trademark of First Liberty Institute