September 10, 2020

Gillibrand Statement: Four Years After Original Nomination, Diane Gujarati Is Confirmed For U.S. District Judge For The Eastern District Of New York

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Diane Gujarati to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand had recommended Gujarati during each of the last two administrations. Gujarati will be the first Indian American to serve as an Article III federal judge in New York.

“Diane Gujarati is a smart, fair and accomplished litigator with substantial experience in criminal prosecutions and appellate proceedings and an outstanding public servant,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I was honored to recommend Ms. Gujarati and I applaud her confirmation to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, where I know she will distinguish herself through her continued service to New Yorkers.” 

With the support of Senator Gillibrand, Gujarati was first nominated by President Obama in 2016, and subsequentlyrenominated by President Trump in 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved her nomination. 

Gujarati is currently the deputy chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York. She has served as an assistant U.S. attorney for 18 years. She also serves as a director of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, an affiliate of NAPABA, and is an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law. She is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University and Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.