Chester J. Straub

Judicial Experience:

  • U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Other Professional Experience:

  • Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallaghe, 1971 to 1998
  • New York State Senator, 1973 to 1975
  • New York State Assemblyman, 1967 to 1972
  • First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security, 1961 to 1963
  • Private practice of law, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, 1963
  • Mediator/neutral evaluator, District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • Special master, New York State Supreme Court in the 1st Judicial Department

Biographical Data:

  • Native of Brooklyn.

Education:

  • LL.B., University of Virginia Law School, 1961
  • B.A., St. Peter's College, 1958

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Chair, Gov. Mario Cuomo's New York Statewide Judicial Screening Committee, 1988 - 1994
  • Chair, First Department Screening Committee, 1983 - 1994
  • Member, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's Judicial Selection Committee, 1976 - 1998
  • Member, Lenox Hill Hospital Board of Trustees, the Cardinal's Committee of the Laity for Catholic Charities of New York, and the Kosciusko Foundation.