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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2012


Broderick Would Be the First Dominican American Federal Judge In NYS, And Also Has Roots in Jamaica

Broderick, Educated at Harvard and Yale, Has Had Extensive Legal Experience in the Private and Public Sector, Having Served In the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of NY

Broderick Headed U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Violent Gangs Unit, is Current Board Member of LatinoJustice PRLDEF


U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he is recommending Vernon Broderick to President Obama to serve on the bench of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Schumer laid out several reasons that Mr. Broderick would be an excellent fit for the job. Schumer said that Broderick’s excellent legal background and professional experience, strong ties to New York, intellect and demonstrated leadership skills make him an excellent choice for the District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Broderick would be the first judge of Dominican heritage on the federal bench in New York State. Mr. Broderick’s was born in New York City.  His mother is from the Dominican Republic and his father is from Jamaica.


“Vernon Broderick is a proven leader with a strong legal and public service background,” said 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.”


Mr. Broderick is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. He served as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, working on a variety of civil litigation matters. Mr. Broderick entered public service in 1994 in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. There, he handled criminal investigations and prosecutions, with a focus on complex narcotics and gang prosecutions. Mr. Broderick also served as Chief of the Violent Gangs Unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 1999 until 2002.


Besides serving on the board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Mr. Broderick is also Chairman of the Board of the Justice Resource Center and a member of the Board of the Fund for Modern Courts. 



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