Alumnus Vincent Briccetti Confirmed as Federal Judge

May 05, 2011

Vincent Briccetti '80 has been unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was recommended for the Vincent Briccetti '80bench by Senator Charles Schumer in June 2010 and nominated by President Obama in November.

Briccetti will fill the vacancy left by former Chief Judge Kimba Wood, who assumed senior status in 2009 in Manhattan.

Briccetti is a partner in the law firm of Briccetti, Calhoun & Lawrence, LLP, in White Plains, New York, where he specializes in white-collar criminal defense. He started his own firm in 1992, in which he was later joined by his now-partners. From 1985 to 1989, Briccetti served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he became Deputy Chief of Appeals. 

From 1989 to 1992, he worked in private practice as an associate, at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, & Walker in Stamford, Connecticut, and from 1982 to 1984 at Townley & Updike in New York City. From 1980 to 1982, Briccetti was a law clerk to the Honorable John Cannella of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

In recommending Briccetti, Senator Schumer said, "Vincent Briccetti has had a varied and distinguished career in the law and public service on behalf of the people of New York and the nation. He is universally respected by his peers in the legal community due to his sharp mind and exemplary professionalism. His outstanding leadership, his intellect, his commitment to justice, his deep connections to New York, and his extensive experience make him an exceptional choice for as a federal judge in the Southern District."