Judge Profile

Brian M. Cogan

Judicial Experience:

  • US District Judge, U.S. Eastern District, New York, Appointed (June 12, 2006) by President George W. Bush

Other Professional Experience:

  • Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, 1988 to 2004
  • Associate, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, to 1988
  • Law Clerk, Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1979 to 1980
  • General Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, 2004
  • Commercial Litigation Practice


  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 1979
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1975


  • Bankruptcy Code Impact on Civil Litigation in the Federal Courts, 4 Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts 803 (R. Haig ed., 2d ed.)
  • Practice in the Commercial Division, 3 Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts 501(R. Haig ed., 2d ed.), 2005

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Lecturer and presenter, ALI-ABA and the New York City Bar Association
  • Vice-Chairman, Mayor's Committee on the Appointment of City Marshals
  • Member, Appellate Division, First Department, Departmental Disciplinary Committee
  • Member, Board of Editors of the Cornell Law Review

Judges Practice:

  • Individual Practices of Judge Brian M. Cogan