James L. Cott

Judicial Experience:

  • Mediator, U.S. District Court, SDNY, 1998 to Present
  • United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. Southern District, New York

Other Professional Experience:

  • Civil Rights Litigation Drafting, Fordham University School of Law, 1996 to Present
  • Chief, U.S. Attorney's Office, Civil Division, SDNY, 2003 to 2009
  • Associate Director of Litigation, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 2001 to 2003
  • Deputy Chief, U.S. Attorney's Office, SDNY, 1996 to 2000
  • Chief, U.S. Attorney's Office, Civil Rights Unit, SDNY, 1991 to 1996
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, SDNY, 1987 to 1991
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Vincent L. Broderick, U.S. Court, SDNY, 1985 to 1987

Education:

  • J.D., Northeastern School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., Harvard College, 1981

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Inn of Court, Federal Bar Council, 2003 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1992 - Present
  • Committee on Federal Courts, 2001 - 2004
  • Committee on Judicial & Professional Ethics, 1998 - 2000
  • Committee on Professional Responsibility, 1992 - 1995