Judge Shira A. Scheindlin
Adjunct Professor of Law

500 Pearl Street
Suite 1620
New York,  NY  10007-1312
Email: Shira_A_Scheindlin@nysd.uscourts.gov
Telephone: 212.805.0246
Fax: 212.805.7920

Job Experience

Shira A. Scheindlin is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on July 28, 1994. Before taking her current seat on the Southern District, Judge Scheindlin worked as a prosecutor (Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York), commercial lawyer (General Counsel for the New York City Department of Investigation and par tner at Herzfeld & Rubin), and Judge (Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York 1982-1986 and Special Master in the Agent Orange mass tort litigation). Judge Scheindlin is known for her intellectual acumen, demanding courtroom demeanor, aggressive interpretations of the law, and expertise in mass torts, electronic discovery, and complex litigation. During her tenure, Judge Scheindlin has presided over a number of high profile cases, many of which advanced important new positions in the common law. She also has been a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (1998-2005). She is a member of the American Law Institute, a former Chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the NYSBA, a former Board Member of NYCLA, and a member of several committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is the author of many articles, including, most recently a pamphlet supplement to Moore’s Federal Practice, on the Newly Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Finally, she is an adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. On the subject of electronic records management, the opinions in Zubulake v.UBS Warburg LLC have come to be recognized as case law landmarks.

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J.D., cum laude Cornell Law School