Hispanic National Bar Association Endorsed Nominee Vernon S. Broderick Confirmed by Senate to U.S. District Court

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Hispanic National Bar Association Endorsed Nominee Vernon S. Broderick Confirmed by Senate to U.S. District Court
Broderick is the First Dominican American Federal Judge in the State of New York

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12, 2013

 

Washington, D.C. – On September 10, 2013 the United States Senate voted by voice vote to confirm the Honorable Vernon S. Broderick, who was endorsed by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Judge Broderick was officially recommended by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) last November and nominated in April by President Barack Obama.

“The HNBA is proud to support the Honorable Vernon Broderick and witness the history he’s making by becoming the first Dominican-American federal judge in New York State,” said HNBA National President Miguel Alexander Pozo, Esq.  “We commend the bipartisan efforts of the U.S. Senate in confirming Judge Broderick and are confident that Judge Broderick’s extraordinary preparation will enrich the U.S District Court.” 

Mr. Broderick is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. After serving as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, he entered public service in 1994, joining the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Broderick also served as Chief of the Violent Gangs Unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 1999 until 2002. He was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2011 to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity.
 
 “As the first Dominican-American federal judge in New York State, Mr. Broderick’s personal background will help broaden the perspective of the federal bench,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY). “Mr. Broderick’s wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors will make him an excellent judge. He has proven time and again that he is a leader, and I have every confidence Mr. Broderick will serve his jurisdiction well.”
 
 
About the Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding four decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.
  

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