Daily News: April 18, 2013

Obama Nominates Weil Partner to Serve on U.S. District Court

Global law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges announced that Vernon S. Broderick, a litigation partner in Weil’s New York office, has been nominated by President Obama to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

In an announcement issued by The White House, president Obama said, “I am proud to nominate this outstanding candidate to serve on the United States District Court bench. Vernon Broderick has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident he will serve on the federal bench with distinction.”

“We are incredibly proud of Vernon for this professional recognition, and are honored to have a member of our firm nominated for the federal bench,” said Weil executive partner Barry M. Wolf.

Vernon S. Broderick has been a partner at Weil in New York since 2005, having joined the firm as counsel in 2002. He concentrates his practice on white collar criminal cases, regulatory investigations, and business litigation. In 2011, Broderick was appointed to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity by Governor Andrew Cuomo and in 2003 he was appointed to the Commission to Combat Police Corruption by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Broderick previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1994 to 2002 and was Chief of the Violent Gangs Unit from 1999 to 2002. He began his legal career as an associate at Weil from 1988 to 1994, and received his J.D. in 1988 from Harvard Law School and his B.A. in 1985 from Yale University.