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New York federal court gets first Indian American chief

Attorney Arun Subramanian became the first Indian American to become the Judge of the Manhattan Federal District Court of New York.

Earlier, in September 2022, US President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Subramanian for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Subramanian received his Juris Doctor (J.D) from Columbia Law School in 2004 and his BA from Case Western Reserve University in 2001. He is a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP in New York where he has worked since 2007. In his career, Subramanian has successfully redeemed over a billion dollars for public and private entities that were the victims of fraud and other illegal conduct.

Arun Subramanian currently serves as Chairperson of Susman Godfrey's 2022 Pro Bono Committee and is also a longtime Director of the Columbia Law Review, one of the Nation's pre-eminent legal journals, the official website of Susman Godfrey stated.

The Indian-origin attorney has taken up the cause of public entities in False Claims Act cases, victims of trafficking in child pornography, consumers and individuals injured by unfair means. Notably, Subramanian also contributes to the legal community by taking on pro bono cases outside of the courtroom and has served for years on the pro bono panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the second circuit.


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