Arun Subramanian becomes first Indian-American NY district judge

Subramanian’s confirmation will bolster the federal bench in SDNY

New York: The United States Senate has confirmed Indian-American Arun Subramanian to be the District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

With this, Subramanian has become the first South Asian judge to serve on this bench. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Subramanian by a vote of 58-37 Tuesday evening.

Arun Subramanian was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1979. His parents immigrated to America from India in the early 1970s and served as a control systems engineer at several companies while his mother worked several jobs, including as a bookkeeper.

Arun graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and English. Three years later, he earned his law degree from Columbia Law School as a James Kent & Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also served as executive articles editor for the Columbia Law Review.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced the confirmation of Arun Subramanian to serve as a District Judge on the prestigious United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Schumer had forwarded the name of Arun Subramanian for the Southern District of New York to the Biden-Harris administration and championed his nomination.

“Arun Subramanian is a first-rate legal mind and a steadfast consumer protection expert who has spent his legal career defending consumers and individuals injured by unfair and illegal practices. He has also protected whistleblowers and defended victims of trafficking in child pornography. Moreover, his experience clerking for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and two other federal judges, is an impressive addition to his broad and deep legal expertise,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.

Arun is a steadfast consumer protection expert. He currently serves as a partner with Susman Godfrey.  “Arun Subramanian is the epitome of the American Dream and a history maker: the child of hard-working immigrants from India, he will become the first South Asian on the Southern District bench, in an area with a deep and diverse South Asian community,” Schumer added.

Image courtesy of (Image: The Mint)

Share this post