Join us on Friday at 7:00 pm for an informative program, View from the Bench. Registration in on our website events page.
The program is entitled Views from the Bench; and the following topics will be discussed: the
selection process for federal judges, cases and issues litigated in the federal court on Long Island,
and the challenges facing our criminal justice system.
About Circuit Judge Joseph F. Bianco
Judge Bianco was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by President
Donald J. Trump on January 23, 2019, to a seat vacated by Reena Raggi. Judge Bianco’s
nomination was confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 2019, and he received the commission on
May 13, 2019.
Judge Bianco was previously appointed as a United States District Judge in the Eastern District
of New York by President George W. Bush on January 3, 2006, and entered service on that same
Judge Bianco obtained his B.A., magna cum laude, at Georgetown University in 1988 and
received his law degree in 1991 from Columbia Law School where he was a Kent Scholar and a
member of the Law Review. From 1992-1993, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Peter
K. Leisure, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. For a period of
time both before and after that clerkship, he worked as a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher
& Bartlett LLP.
From 1994-2003, Judge Bianco served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern
District of New York, where he became Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Organized Crime
and Terrorism Unit. In 2003, Judge Bianco left the Department of Justice and became Counsel
with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in its Litigation Department.
In 2004, Judge Bianco returned to the Department of Justice and was appointed as a Deputy
Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division in Washington, D.C., where he supervised
the Counterterrorism Section, the Fraud Section, the Appellate Section, and the Capital Case
Unit. He occupied that position until his appointment to the bench.
Judge Bianco has taught a course at Fordham Law School entitled Terrorism and the Law. He is
currently an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law, Hofstra University School
of Law, and Touro Law Center, where he teaches a course entitled National Security and the