Judge Profile

Viktor V. Pohorelsky

Judicial Experience:

  • US Magistrate Judge, U.S. Eastern District, New York

Other Professional Experience:

  • Partner, Gold & Wachtel specialized in civil and criminal litigation, 1991 to 1995
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, 1984 to 1991
  • Associate with the New York law firm, Debevoise & Plimpton., 1981 to 1984
  • Law Clerk, United States District Judge Earl Veron Western District of Louisiana, 1980
  • Law Clerkship, United States Circuit Judge John Minor Wisdom of the Fifth Circuit.
  • Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Southern District of New York, 1989


  • J.D., Tulane Law School, 1980
  • B.A., Tulane University, 1971


  • Editor-in-chief of the Tulane Law Review

Judges Practice:

  • Rules of Practices Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky