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Schumer Has Singlehandedly Increased Number Of Women On Northern District Bench, And Just In Time For Women’s History Month, Nardacci’s Swearing In Will Make NDNY A Majority Female Bench For The First Time In History


Senator Personally Recommended Nardacci For Nomination To The Northern District Federal Bench – The 3rd Woman He Has Recommended To NDNY


Schumer: Nardacci Will Bring Profound Expertise, Honor, & History To The Capital Region Bench

In the midst of Women’s History Month, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer served as the keynote speaker at the swearing in of Capital Region native. Marking a historic achievement for the bench, Ms. Nardacci’s swearing in ceremony made the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York a majority women bench among full time judges for the first time ever. Ms. Nardacci was personally recommended to President Biden by Schumer, and following her nomination to the federal district court, the senator also personally introduced Judge Nardacci to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Born and Raised in Albany, Nardacci has now spent almost twenty years of her career holding wrongdoers accountable and fighting for transparency and the rights of consumers in the Capital Region. Judge Nardacci is the third woman Schumer has recommended for nomination to serve on the NDNY bench, following Judge Mae D'Agostino and Chief Judge Brenda Sannes.


“I am truly elated that Anne Nardacci, one of the Capital Region’s own, will finally get to bring her tremendous expertise, integrity, and intelligence to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District, which receives such a wide breadth and volume of cases,” said Senator Schumer. “I truly can’t think of a better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to make the NDNY a majority female bench for the first time in history. I am confident that Judge Nardacci– both as a brilliant and skilled jurist and an accomplished lawyer with the wisdom accumulated from her life’s experiences — will bring all of her talents, attributes, and common sense to the Northern District bench, which is so grateful to finally have her.”

Throughout his time serving as Senate Majority Leader, Schumer has made it a priority to confirm countless female judges, resulting in more district benches where women make up the majority of full time judges. Ms. Nardacci now sits on one of the only majority female benches in the country, as Schumer has focused on elevating women to these critical positions. 83 of the 116 Biden judicial nominees that Senate Democrats have confirmed have been women, flipping key benches like the NY Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

The bio for Anne Nardacci appears below:

Anne Nardacci, 44, has spent nearly twenty years litigating complex commercial and antitrust cases in federal courts across the country. She currently serves as partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP in Albany, New York. She has been with the firm since 2005. She began her legal career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York City, where she served as an associate from 2002 to 2005 in their antitrust department. Prior to law school, Ms. Nardacci served on the staff of former Congressman Michael R. McNulty in Washington, DC.  She is a graduate of Cornell Law School (2002) and Georgetown University (1998). She served as an editor of the Cornell Law Review and was elected Phi Beta Kappa at Georgetown. Throughout her career as a litigator in federal court, she has represented classes of consumers, including classes of consumer debtors harmed by inaccurate and misleading credit reporting by banks, as well as individuals and entities harmed by price-fixing cartels and other anti-competitive behavior by large companies and foreign conglomerates. Ms. Nardacci is also an active member of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section's Executive Committee.

Ms. Nardacci (Torrey), grew up in East Greenbush, NY and graduated from Columbia High School.  She resides in Colonie, NY with her husband and two children.