Based on Senate Majority Leader Schumer’s recommendation, President Biden nominated Arun Subramanian for a federal judgeship in the Southern District of New York. This comes on the heels of Indian American Impact’s endorsement of Subramanian for his exemplary qualifications and trailblazing career as a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer.
Neil Makhija, Indian American Impact executive director, shared the following statement:
“We at Indian American Impact congratulate Arun Subramanian for his notable nomination, and to President Biden and Majority Leader Schumer for following through on their promises to appoint a more representative judiciary. South Asians and Asian Americans have long been underrepresented in the federal judiciary — with less than five percent of Article III district judges being of AAPI descent — but in the past year we have made historic strides. We look forward to celebrating the ultimate confirmation of Mr. Subramanian and the ripple effect his presence will undoubtedly have on young South Asian Americans across the country who aspire to public service.”
This is President Biden’s latest push to diversify our courts and promote long-absent Asian American representation.
Arun Subramanium is a partner at Susman Godfrey, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, a former law clerk to three federal judges, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Evidence.
He has tried and arbitrated high-stakes cases on both sides of the “v,” and has successfully recovered over a billion dollars for public and private entities who were the victims of fraud and other illegal conduct. Arun’s expertise isn’t limited to any practice area. He has taken up the cause of public entities and whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases, victims of trafficking in child pornography, consumers and individuals injured by unfair and illegal practices, and has for over a decade focused on complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, patent infringement, and breach of contract cases.