Obama Nominates LatinoJustice PRLDEF Board Member Vernon Broderick to Federal Court Bench

Vernon Broderick, a LatinoJustice PRLDEF Board member and Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner, has been nominated by President Obama to serve on the United States District Court 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.

“I am proud to nominate this outstanding candidate to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. “Vernon Broderick has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident he will serve on the federal bench with distinction.”

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

“Vernon Broderick is a proven leader with a strong legal and public service background,” said Senator Schumer. ”Mr. Broderick has a clear commitment to justice, outstanding dedication to public service, and broad experience that makes him an exceptional choice for a position on the bench in the Southern District.”

Vernon has served with distinction on the board of LatinoJustice.

“Throughout his career Vernon has shown a commitment to judicial fairness and to protecting the rights of all people,” said Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF. “During his service on the board of LJP, Vernon has provided valuable leadership and commitment to the community and to our mission. I agree with the president that he will be a great addition to the bench.”

At Weil, Vernon concentrates his practice on white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, regulatory investigations and proceedings, and business litigation. He is 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.

Vernon graduated from Yale University, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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