Hispanic National Bar Association Commends the Confirmation of Edgardo Ramos

Contact: Zuraya Tapia-Hadley
E-mail: ztapia@hnba.com
Phone: (202) 223-4777

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2011

Hispanic National Bar Association Commends the Confirmation of Edgardo Ramos

Washington, DC – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) commends the United States Senate for the confirmation of Edgardo Ramos to the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York on Monday. Judge Ramos’ addition to the bench is well merited and reflects the diverse population of the Southern District of New York.

HNBA National President Benny Agosto, Jr. noted, “The HNBA applauds the United States Senate for this confirmation, and we would especially like to thank Senator Charles Schumer for his continued support of diverse and highly qualified judicial candidates. Judge Ramos’ experience as a federal prosecutor as well as his experience in the private sector will serve him and the Southern District of New York well.”

Judge Ramos started his career as an Associate in the Litigation Department at Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett LLP.  Thereafter he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1992 to 2000, and subsequently became the Deputy Chief of the Narcotics and OCDETF Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  Before his confirmation he served as a Partner at Day Pitney LLP where he worked with the White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Group in New York, NY.  He received his B.A. from Yale University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987.

The HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 attorneys, judges, law professors, legal professionals, and law students of Hispanic descent in the United States and its territories.  For more information about the HNBA, please visit www.hnba.com.

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