FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2012
SCHUMER RECOMMENDS ATTORNEY LORNA G. SCHOFIELD TO SERVE ON U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) announced today that he recommend Lorna G. Schofield to serve as a judge on the prestigious United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. As a graduate of NYU Law School, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and a partner at one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms, Schumer said Schofield would make a great addition to the bench. Ms. Schofield, who is of Filipino heritage, was also the first Asian-American to be elected chair of the ABA Section of Litigation. If confirmed, Schofield would be the first ever Filipina on the federal bench.
“As a top-flight lawyer and former Assistant US Attorney, Schofield has had a distinguished legal career and would make a fantastic judge,” said Schumer. “When I select judges, I always look for three things – excellence, diversity, and moderation – and Schofield exemplifies all of these qualities. I’m pleased to recommend her to President Obama for the Southern District Bench.”
Schofield, 56, graduated from Indiana University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and from NYU Law School, where she served as staff editor and note-and-comment editor of the NYU Law Review. Schofield then went to work at the law firm of Clear
Since 2006, Schofield has been a Director of Rosie’s for All Kids Foundation, which provides non-profit organizations funding for at-risk children, parents, care-givers and teachers.