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


Gary R Brown

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


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


Eric R. Komitee

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


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


Saritha Komatireddy

Saritha Komatireddy, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • Nomination
    • Nominated: May 4, 2020
  • Career
    • Deputy Chief of General Crimes, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York [2013 – present]
      • Acting Deputy Chief, International Narcotics and Money Laundering [ 2018 – 2019]
      • Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator [2016 – 2019]
    • Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School [2014 – 2019]
    • Associate, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC [2011 -2013]
    • Counsel, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Offshore Drilling [2010 – 2011]
  • Education
    • Harvard Law School; J.D.
      • magna cum laude
      • Harvard Law Review
    • Harvard University; B.A.
      • cum laude
  • Clerkships
      • Judge Brett Kavanaugh, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [2009 – 2010]
  • Links


Hector Gonzales

Hector Gonzales, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • Nomination
    • Nominated: September 8, 2020
  • Career
    • Partner, Dechert. LLP [2011 – present]
    • Partner, Mayer Brown [1999 – 2011]
    • Assistant United Sates Attorney, Southern District of New York [1994 – 1999]
      • Chief of the Narcotics Unit
    • Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office [1990 – 1994]
    • Associate, Rogers & Wells [1988 – 1990]
  • Education
    • City University of New York; M.A. [1995]
    • University of Pennsylvania Law School; J.D. [1988]
    • Manhattan College; B.S. [1985]
  • Associations
    • Board of Directors, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest [2003-2018]
      • Board chair [2012-2014]
      • Chair, Litigation & Program Committee [2008-2012] 
      • Board secretary [2006-2008] 
    • Board of Trustees, The Climate Museum [2015-present]
    • Member, New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board [2000-2006]
      • Chairman [2002-2006] 
    • Board of trustees, Manhattan College [2004-2009] 
    • Board of directors, LatinoJustice (PRLDEF) [2002-2005]
    • New York City Bar, Council on Criminal Justice [2009-2012]
      • Nominating Committee [2005] 
      • Criminal Advocacy Committee [2004-2007] 
  • Links


David C. Woll, Jr.

David C. Woll, Jr., United Sates District Court For The Eastern District of New York

  • Nomination
    • Nominated: September 8, 2020
  • Career
    • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development [2017 – present]
    • Senior Counsel, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
    • Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern District of New York and the District of Columbia
    • Counsel, United States Deputy Attorney General
    • Senior Counsel, United States Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Managing Counsel, Bank of New York Mellon
  • Education
    • University of Virginia School of Law; J.D.
    • University of Maryland; B.A.
      • magna cum laude
  • Links


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


Ryan Mcallister

Ryan McAllister, United States Court for the Northern District of New York

  • Nomination
    • Nominated: September 8, 2020
  • Career
    • Counsel, Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP [2019 – present]
    • District Director for U.S. Representative John Faso [2017 – 2019]
    • Owner, Law Office of Ryan T. McAllister [2013 – 2016]
    • Senior Counsel, New York State Senate Office of Majority Counsel & Program [2011 – 2016]
    • Associate, Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP [2007 – 2011]
    • Assistant Counsel, Office of Counsel to Governor George Pataki [2004 – 2006]
  • Education
    • Harvard Law School; J.D. [2002]
      • cum laude
    • The Catholic University of America; B.A.
      • summa cum laude
  • Links


Lewis J. Liman

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


Mary Kay Vyskocil

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


John Cronan

John Cronan, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • Nomination
    • Nominated: December 2, 2019
    • Confirmed: August 8, 2020
  • Career
    • Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General—Criminal Division Department of Justice [2018 – present]
    • Acting Assistant Attorney General—Criminal Division Department of Justice [2017 – 2018]
    • Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  • Education
    • Yale Law School; J.D.
      • Editor-in-chief, Yale Law and Policy Review
    • Georgetown University; B.A.
      • magna cum laude
  • Clerkships
    • Barrington Parker, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • Robert Katzmann, United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • Links


Iris Lan, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • Nomination
    • Nominated: December 2, 2019
  • Career
    • Associate Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice
    • United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
      • Assistant U.S. Attorney
      • Deputy Chief of the Appellate Section
      • Attorney-Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel
      • Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division
  • Education
    • Harvard University; B.A.; M.A.; J.D.
  • Clerkships
    • William Bryson, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • 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
    • December 3, 2019
  • 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


Jennifer H Rearden

Jennifer H. Rearden, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • Nomination
    • Nominated: May 4, 2020
  • Career
    • Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP [2006 – present]
    • Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell [1998 – 2003]
  • Education
    • New York School of Law; J.D. [1996]
    • Yale University; B.A. [1992]
      • magna cum laude
  • Links

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