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Senate Confirms Indian American Sanket Bulsara As District Judge

Senate Confirms Indian American Sanket Bulsara As District Judge

Senate Confirms Indian American Sanket Bulsara As District Judge

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India-West News Desk

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Senate on May 15 confirmed, Indian American Judge Sanket Bulsara to serve as a District Judge for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), which includes Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island and serves a population of seven million people, with a 51-42 vote.

“I recommended this amazing New Yorker, and exceptional legal mind to President Joe Biden. In 2017, he became the 1st Indian American judge on the 2nd Circuit as a magistrate judge. He’s now the 195th judge we’ve confirmed with President Joe Biden,” noted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in a statement.

“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,” Schumer added.

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.

Bulsara, in his role as a Magistrate Judge, has overseen 400 settlement conferences, participated in several “bench and jury trials” and written over 300 published opinions.

In 2015, Bulsara took on the role of Deputy General Counsel for Appellate Litigation, Adjudication and Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington DC. Just before becoming a judge, he held the position of Acting General Counsel at the SEC.

Judge Bulsara has an A.B. degree magna cum laude from Harvard College and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2002. He lives in Long Island City with wife Christine DeLorenzo.

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  • Matter of pride for the Indian Community.

    May 22, 2024

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