Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Subramanian becomes the first Indian-American district court judge in New York

Arun Subramanian becomes first Indian-American judge of New York district court

 WASHINGTON: Arun Subramanian, an Indian-American from New York, was sworn in as the new District Judge for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on Tuesday, making him the first South Asian judge to hold this position. By a vote of 58 to 37 on Tuesday evening, Subramanian's nomination was accepted by the United States.

"Arun Subramanian has been appointed as the judge for the Southern District of New York, which we have confirmed. He is the first South Asian-American judge confirmed in SDNY, which has one of the largest South Asian-American populations in the country. He is the son of Indian immigrants. "He's devoted his career to fighting for people," said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer immediately following the conformity vote.

Schumer stated that Subramanian is the "epitome of the American Dream and a history maker" prior to the floor vote: He is the first South Asian to lead the Southern District, which has one of the largest South Asian populations in the country. He is the son of Indian immigrants who worked hard.

"The resume of Mr. Subramanian tells a very clear story: He is excellent, accomplished, and has devoted his entire career to defending the common American. "He was a law clerk for the late, great Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Judge Gerard Lynch in the Southern District of New York, and Judge Dennis Jacobs on the Second Circuit," he said.

"He has years of experience defending people who have been hurt by unfair or illegal practices. He is an expert in consumer protection." Additionally, he has defended pornographic victims of child trafficking. "People like Arun Subramanian are needed in our courts more," Schumer stated.

Subramanian was brought into the world in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1979. In the early 1970s, his parents came to America from India. His father worked for several businesses as an engineer of control systems; His mother had a number of jobs, one of which was as a bookkeeper.

In 2001, he earned a summa cum laude bachelor's degree in computer science and English from Case Western Reserve University. As a James Kent & Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, he went on to earn his law degree from Columbia Law School three years later. Additionally, he was the executive editor of the Columbia Law Review's articles.

Subramanian is a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP in New York, where he has been employed since 2007. From 2006 to 2007, he worked as a law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court.

According to Schumer, he was a steadfast consumer protection expert who also defended victims of child pornography trafficking.

His victories include winning a lawsuit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals and securing over $400 million for the state and federal governments; securing settlements worth $590 million from LIBOR in an ongoing price-fixing class action; and winning a federal residential mortgage-backed securities case against Flagstar Bank for USD 100 million following the 2008 financial crisis

Schumer stated, "He was also appointed to serve on the court's Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Evidence" by Chief Justice John Roberts.

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