Judge Profile

Gerard E. Lynch

Judicial Experience:

  • U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 2009 to Present
  • District Judge, United States District Judge SDNY, 2000 to 2009

Other Professional Experience:

  • Faculty of Law, Columbia Law School, 1977 to Present
  • Counsel, Howard, Darby & Levin, 1992 to 2000
  • Chief, Criminal Division, US Attorney, SDNY, 1990 to 1992
  • Associate Counsel, Iran/Contra, 1988 to 1990
  • Assistant US Attorney, SDNY, 1980 to 1983
  • Law Clerk, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court, 1976 to 1977
  • Law Clerk, Judge Wilfred Feinberg, 2d Circuit, 1975 to 1976
  • Chief Appellate Attorney, SDNY, 1983

Education:

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1975
  • B.A., Columbia College, 1972
  • 1968, Regis H.S.

Admission to the Bar:

  • 1992
  • 1992
  • 1989
  • 1989
  • 1985
  • 1979
  • 1976

Publications/Lectures:

  • Administrative System of Criminal Justice, 66 Ford. L. Rev. 2117, 1998
  • RICO: The Crime of Being a Criminal, 87 Colum. L. Rev 661 & 920, 1987

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Wien Prize for Social Responsibility, 2008
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1997
  • Willis Reese Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1994
  • Various academic awards in college and law school