Biden renominates Arun Subramanian as NY district court judge

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President Joe Biden has renominated Indian-American attorney Arun Subramanian to be the District Court judge for the Southern District of New York.

If confirmed, Subramanian, who would replace Alison J. Nathan, would become the first South Asian judge to serve on the powerful bench.

Subramanian’s nomination was first announced by the White House in September 2022.

Since it could not be confirmed by the previous Congress, the White House on Monday sent his nomination, along with the case of several other district court nominees, to the Senate for its renewed consideration.

Born in Pittsburgh in 1979, to immigrant parents from India, Subramanian is currently a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP in New York, where he has worked since 2007.

“Arun has been actively involved in a variety of landmark matters for Susman Godfrey. No matter the arena, Arun has a proven track record of success,” according to Susman Godfrey’s online profile of Subramanian.

In his practice, Subramanian has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a range of cases and specializes in complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

In 2001, Subramanian graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University.

He then attended the Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.