Arun Subramanian becomes first Indian-American New York District Court Judge

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  • 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.
  • 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; 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 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.

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