Senate Confirms Arun Subramanian to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- He becomes the first South Asian American judge on the powerful bench in Manhattan.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Arun Subramanian to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He becomes the first South Asian American judge on the powerful bench in Manhattan. The Indian American who replaces Alison J. Nathan was confirmed with a 59-37 vote.
A litigator at the law firm Susman Godfrey, Subramanian chairs the firm’s pro bono practice and focuses on consumer protection, antitrust, commercial class actions, and contract and tort litigation.
In 2021, he was appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Evidence. He has clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for Judge Dennis Jacobs, and on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for Judge Gerald E. Lynch.
Subramanian was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1979. His parents immigrated to America from India in the early 1970s. His father served as a control systems engineer at several companies while his mother worked several jobs, including as a bookkeeper.
Subramanian received his Juris Doctor (J.D) from Columbia Law School in 2004 and his BA in computer science and English from Case Western Reserve University in 2001. 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.