LatinoJustice PRLDEF Board Member Vernon Broderick Confirmed by Senate for Federal Court Bench

Vernon Broderick, a LatinoJustice PRLDEF Board member and Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Broderick is a longtime member of LatinoJustice’s board and a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He was nominated for the bench by President Obama in April.

Broderick was recommended to President Obama by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.

Borderick served with distinction on the board of LatinoJustice.

“Vernon will make an outstanding addition to the federal court system. Throughout his career he has shown a commitment to fairness,” said Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF. “Vernon has been a key part of our growth at LatinoJustice. He shares the organization’s commitment to justice and civil and human rights.”

At Weil, Vernon concentrated his practice on white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, regulatory investigations and proceedings, and business litigation. He was a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Group and the Complex Commercial Litigation Group.

He was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2011 to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity and served until new legislation created the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. He has been a Commissioner on the Commission to Combat Police Corruption in New York City since his appointment by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2003. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and serves on the Board of Directors of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Board of Directors for the Justice Resource Center of New York City.

Mr. Broderick graduated from Yale University, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He joins a long list of former LatinoJustice PRLDEF Board / staff members who have served with distinction on the bench, including, Sonia Sotomayor, Victor Marrero, Richard Rivera, John Carro, Jose Cabranes, Jenny Rivera, Nelson Diaz, Lizbeth Gonzalez, and Ruben Franco.

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