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Arun Subramanian creates history as first Indian-American NY district court judge

Subramanian, born to Indian immigrants, is also the first South Asian Judge to serve on this bench.

Arun Subramanian (Image: Twitter)

Indian American attorney Arun Subramanian has been appointed as the Judge of the Manhattan Federal District Court of New York, a tweet by the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed. The Senate confirmed the nomination by a vote of 58 against 37 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

"He's been directly engaged in every aspect of civil litigation and has clerked at every level of the federal judiciary," the Committee said of Subramanian.

Born to Indian immigrants, Subramanian is also the first South Asian Judge to serve on this bench. US President Joe Biden announced his nomination for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in September 2022.

Subramanian served as executive articles editor for the Columbia Law Review and as a law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the US from 2006 to 2007. At present, he is a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP in New York, where he has worked since 2007. He also serves as chairperson of Susman Godfrey's 2022 Pro Bono Committee and is a longtime director of the Columbia Law Review.

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