"How Technology is Changing the Practice of Law and the World We Live In"
The Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin, JD ’75
United States District Judge, Southern District of New York
The New York Annual Luncheon
Friday, January 24, 2014
Reception: 12:00 Noon
Lunch: 12:30 PM
Le Parker Meridien
The Azekka Room
119 W 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
Cost: $75/$50 for Public Service or Young Alumni (Classes 2004-2013)
Table Sponsorships are also available.
Please register online or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251 by Friday, January 17, 2014.
Shira A. Scheindlin, JD ’75 is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. She was nominated by President William J. Clinton on July 28, 1994. Before taking her current seat on the Southern District, Judge Scheindlin worked as a prosecutor (Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York), commercial lawyer (General Counsel for the New York City Department of Investigation and partner at Herzfeld & Rubin), and Judge (Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York 1982-1986 and Special Master in the Agent Orange mass tort litigation). Judge Scheindlin is known for her intellectual acumen, demanding courtroom demeanor, aggressive interpretations of the law, and expertise in mass torts, electronic discovery, and complex litigation. During her tenure, Judge Scheindlin has presided over a number of high profile cases, many of which advanced important new positions in the common law. She also has been a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (1998-2005). She is a member of the American Law Institute, a former Chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the NYSBA, a former Board Member of the New York County Lawyers Association, the New York Inn of Court, and of several committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is the author of the first e-discovery casebook (together with Professor Dan Capra and the Sedona Conference) and many articles. Finally, she is an adjunct Professor at Cardozo Law School and at the Brooklyn Law School. On the subject of electronic records management, her opinions in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC, and Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities, have come to be recognized as case law landmarks.