Saritha Komatireddy Nominated As Federal Court Judge

Saritha Komatireddy Nominated As Federal Court Judge

US President Donald Trump has nominated an Indian-American attorney to a federal court in New York. Nominated as the judge of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Saritha Komatireddy, is a prosecutor and teaches law at the Columbia Law School.

Currently, Komatireddy is a prosecutor and teaches law at the Columbia Law School. From June 2018 to January 2019, Komatireddy was acting deputy chief, International Narcotics and Money Laundering. From 2016 to 2019, she held the position of computer hacking and intellectual property coordinator.

She is the deputy chief of general crimes in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Upon graduating from the prestigious Harvard Law School, Komatireddy served as a law clerk to then-judge Brett Kavanaugh of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Earlier, she has clerked under the former judge of the same district, Brett Kavanaugh.

Komatireddy is currently Deputy Chief of General Crimes in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Previously she was Acting Deputy Chief, International Narcotics and Money Laundering (June, 2018 – January, 2019) and Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator (2016-2019).

Upon graduating from the prestigious Harvard Law School, Ms Komatireddy served as a law clerk to then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

She also served as counsel to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

On February 12 this year, Trump had announced his intent to nominate Komatireddy to serve as a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Trump first announced his intent to nominate Komatireddy to serve as a United States district judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Trump has submitted Komatireddy’s nomination to the Senate. She is touted to fill the seat left vacant by Judge Joseph F. Bianco. Bianco was elevated to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on May 17, 2019.

When Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by Trump to the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US, Komatireddy made her support towards Kavanaugh vocal. She had said, “I considered it a special privilege to train under a man who had such fundamental respect for the law and a complete commitment to getting it right.”

The statement was made a couple of months before Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct as a teen.

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