Senate Confirms Judge In NY's Eastern District

Law360, Washington (October 20, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT) -- State Judge Ann Donnelly was confirmed as New York's newest federal judge Tuesday, with the U.S. Senate easily agreeing on her nomination to a slot on the state's Eastern District bench.

Senators voted 95-2 to confirm Donnelly, who will fill a vacancy left by Judge Sandra L. Townes' taking senior status. Townes' is one of three vacancies in the district; LaShann DeArcy Hall, a commercial litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP, and federal Magistrate Judge Gary R. Brown have been nominated to fill the other two pending vacancies.

Donnelly had served on the state bench since 2009, in concurrent stints on...

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