President Biden selects Indian-American as judge for Southern District of New York

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Arun Subramanian Photo: susmangodfrey.com

President Joe Biden announced his 26th slate of judicial nominees Sept. 2, 2022, among them Indian-American Arun Subramanian.

Subramanian is being nominated for U.S. District for the Southern District of New York, that overseas white collar crimes and high profile Wall Street cases.

This slate of nominees, “are extraordinarily qualified, experienced, and devoted to the rule of law and our Constitution,” the press release from the White House said.

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Subramanian is a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP in New York, where he has worked since 2007. He will have to be approved by the U.S. Senate before taking office.

He served as a law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States from 2006 to 2007, Judge Gerard E. Lynch on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2005 to 2006, and Judge Dennis Jacobs on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 2004 to 2005.

Subramanian received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2004 and his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in 2001.

Exceptionally qualified and experienced, Subramanian has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Evidence.

He has tried and arbitrated high-stakes cases on both sides of the “v,” and has successfully recovered over a billion dollars for public and private entities who were the victims of fraud and other illegal conduct, according to his profile on the Susman Godfrey website.

“Arun’s expertise isn’t limited to any practice area. He has taken up the cause of public entities and whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases, victims of trafficking in child pornography, consumers and individuals injured by unfair and illegal practices, and has for over a decade focused on complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, patent infringement, and breach of contract cases,” Susman Godfrey said.

The company lists several high-profile cases he has argued at both state and federal level, and won for his clients, where compensation secured has been in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and judgments trailblazing.

Outside of the courtroom, Subramanian takes on pro bono cases and has for years served on the pro bono panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He serves as Chairperson of  Susman Godfrey’s 2022 Pro Bono Committee and is also a longtime Director of the prestigious Columbia Law Review.  You can read Arun’s recent piece for the Review, honoring the career and legacy of the late Justice Ginsburg, here: “A Titan Among Us: On Dissents, Waymaking, and Strong Coffee.

He is a member of the Development Committee for The Appellate Project, an organization that provides opportunities for minority lawyers and law students in the field of appellate law.

He is a member of several professional associations, and admitted to the New York State Bar;United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; and the Eastern District of Michigan; United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth, Ninth and Federal Circuits; as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

Among his many honors and distinctions listed on susmangodfrey.com are Leading Litigator in Commercial Litigation, Chambers USA (2020, 2021, 2022); 500 Leading Lawyers in the US, Lawdragon (2020, 2021, 2022); 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers List, Lawdragon (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022); Recommended Practitioner, Dispute Resolution—General Commercial Disputes, Legal 500 (2017-2021); and Super Lawyer, New York Super Lawyers (2020,2021, Thompson Reuters)

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