The South Asian Times

20 June 2018 22:39 PM

Sanket Bulsara appointed Magistrate Judge in New York Federal Court

New York: The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York named Indian American Sanket Bulsara magistrate judge last month.

With the appointment, Bulsara becomes the first South Asian American named as a judge within the Second Circuit, according to a Brooklyn Daily Eagle report.

Bulsara has previously served as the acting general counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and deputy general counsel for Appellate Litigation, Adjudication and Enforcement within the SEC, according to the report.

“We are thrilled to welcome Judge Bulsara into the Eastern District family,” Chief Judge Dora Irizarry said in the report. “Judge Bulsara was chosen by the board of judges from among five highly qualified and stellar candidates recommended by the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Committee composed of members of the bar and citizens of the Eastern District," Irizarry added.

“Judge Bulsara has outstanding credentials and experience,” Irizarry went on in the report. “We have no doubt that he will make significant contributions to the administration of justice as is the tradition of the Eastern District bench.”

Bulsara, a native of the Bronx, was raised in Queens, N.Y., by his parents, who immigrated to the U.S. from India.

He earned a law degree from Harvard Law School in 2002 and went on to clerk for John G. Koeltl, U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York.

He later became an associate in the litigation department at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP and then the manager of planning and data analysis at the New York City Department of Education, according to the publication.

Bulsara additionally worked at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP where he eventually rose to the rank of partner in 2012. He has also served as Special Kings County Assistant District Attorney while he was at Wilmer Hale and successfully tried felony and misdemeanor cases, the report noted.

Update: 09 Sep, 2017