Arun Subramanian becomes first Indian-American to be Judge of Manhattan Federal District Court in New York
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The United States Senate has confirmed the appointment of Indian-American Arun Subramanian as the District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
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With this, Subramanian has become the first South Asian judge to serve on this bench.
The Senate confirmed Subramanian's nomination on March 7 by a vote of 58–37.
Earlier, in September 2022, US President Joe Biden had announced Subramanian's nomination to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
President Biden's announcement brings the number of announced federal judicial officers to 143, according to an official White House statement.
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.
Subramanian has taken up matters relating to false claims, victims of child pornography trafficking, consumers and persons injured by unfair means.
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