US President Joe Biden nominates Indian-American attorney Arun Subramanian to US District Judge in New York
US President Joe Biden has nominated Indian-American attorney Arun Subramanian to be 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 Subramanian 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. National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has congratulated Mr Subramanian on his nomination. Acting president of NAPABA AB Cruz III said Mr Subramanian is an experienced trial and appellate attorney with a strong track record of pro bono service.
Indian-American Impact has welcomed the nomination by describing it as a notable nomination. Indian-American Impact Executive-Director Neil Makhija said, South Asians and Asian Americans have long been underrepresented in the federal judiciary – with less than five per cent of Article III district judges being of AAPI descent – but in the past year we have made historic strides.