US President Joe Biden has named Indian-American attorney Arun Subramaniam as the US District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
A communication in this regard was sent to the Senate by the White House along with other judicial nominations.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mr Subramaniam will be the first South Asian judge to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Currently a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP in New York, where he has worked since 2007, Mr. Subramaniam served as a law clerk in the United States Supreme Court from 2006 to 2007 for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Gerard E. Lynch served in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2005 to 2006.
He also served as a law clerk for Judge Dennis Jacobs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 2004 to 2005.
Mr. Subramaniam earned a JD from Columbia Law School in 2004 and a BA from Case Western Reserve University in 2001.
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) congratulated Mr. Subramaniam on his nomination.
NAPABA Acting President AB Cruz III said Mr Subramaniam is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with a strong track record of free service.
“The child of immigrants, he became the first lawyer in his family, and we are proud to see him represent our community. We urge the Senate to confirm him,” he said.
The Indian-American influence has welcomed the nomination as a remarkable nomination.
Indian-American Neil Makhija said, “South Asians and Asian Americans have long been underrepresented in the federal judiciary – less than five percent of Article III district judges are of AAPI ancestry – but in the past year we have seen a historic has made progress.” Impact Executive Director.
“We look forward to celebrating Subramaniam’s final confirmation and his presence will undoubtedly impact young South Asian Americans across the country who aspire to public service,” Makhija said.
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