Judge Profile

Pierre N. Leval

Judicial Experience:

  • U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District Court Judge, United States Southern District of New York, Appointed, 1993
  • Senior Judge, , 2002
  • United States District Court,Southern District of New York, 1977

Other Professional Experience:

  • Private Practice Associate, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, 1969 to 1975
  • Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, 1969 to 1975
  • Assistant Attorney, United States Southern District of New York, 1964 to 1968
  • Chief Appellate Attorney, United States Southern District of New York, 1967 to 1968
  • Law Clerk, Judge Henry J. Friendly of United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1963 to 1964
  • U.S. Army, 1959
  • First Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office, 1975
  • Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office, 1975

Biographical Data:

  • Native of New York.

Education:

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1963
  • B.A., Harvard College, 1959

Publications/Lectures:

  • Note Editor, Harvard Law Review

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Adjunct Faculty of the New York University School of Law
  • The Hillmon Memorial Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, 1988
  • Donald R. Brace Memorial Lectureship, Copyright Society of the U.S.A, 1989
  • The Melville Nimmer Lectureship, UCLA Law School, 1997
  • Hand Medal, Federal Bar Council, 1997
  • Keynote Lectureship, University of Connecticut School of Law's Intellectual Property, 2001
  • magna cum laude, Harvard Law School.