SDNY Gets New Chief As Judge McMahon Takes Senior Status

Law360, New York (April 1, 2021, 10:12 AM EDT) -- Southern District of New York Chief Judge Colleen McMahon told Law360 on Thursday she is taking senior status effective April 10 and will be succeeded in the role by Manhattan U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, who will become the fourth female judge in a row to hold the position.

Judge McMahon, 69, will continue to actively manage her cases, including a high-profile suit alleging police brutality during racial injustice protests in New York City last year.

"I am going to continue in my capacity as a senior judge to take cases. I'm not giving up any cases that I currently...

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