Biden Nominates Judge Bulsara For NY District Judgeship
India-West Staff Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC – President Joe Biden has nominated four individuals to federal district courts, “all of whom are extraordinarily qualified, experienced, and devoted to the rule of law and our Constitution,” the White House said.
Among them is Judge Sanket J. Bulsara who has been a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York since 2017.
Bulsara was born in the Bronx to immigrant parents before moving to New Rochelle and later Edgemont, New York. Bulsara’s parents immigrated over 50 years ago, his father worked for the City of New York as an engineer and his mother was a dedicated nurse.
He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2002 and his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1998.
From January 2017 to May 2017, Judge Bulsara served as the Acting General Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he had been the Deputy General Counsel for Appellate Litigation, Adjudication, and Enforcement since 2015. Before that, Judge Bulsara worked at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as an associate from 2005 to 2008, a counsel from 2009 to 2011, and a partner from 2012 to 2015. For six months between 2007 and 2008, he served as a Special Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s Office and he worked as an associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson L.L.P. in Los Angeles, California from 2003 to 2004. Judge Bulsara served as a law clerk for Judge John G. Koeltl on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2002 to 2003.
“Sanket Bulsara is the epitome of the American Dream and a history maker: the child of hard-working immigrants from both India and Kenya, and the first South Asian American federal judge to serve on any court in the Second Circuit when he was appointed as a Magistrate Judge. I am proud to recommend Judge Bulsara to President Biden and I will work to confirm him as soon as possible. I am confident he will bring remarkable legal talent and experience, as well as integrity and professionalism, to the district court. He will follow the law where it takes him, in the pursuit of fair and impartial justice,” said Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) who had made the recommendation to the White House.
This will be President Biden’s forty-fifth round of nominees for federal judicial positions, bringing the number of announced federal judicial nominees to 219.
Bulsara lives in Long Island City with his wife, Christine DeLorenzo.