Judge Profile

Lewis A. Kaplan

Judicial Experience:

  • United States District Judge., U.S. Southern District, New York

Other Professional Experience:

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, 1970 to 1994
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Edward M. McEntee ,US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1969 to 1970


  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.A.(Political Science), University of Rochester

Admission to the Bar:


  • Some Reflections on Corporate Criminal Responsibility, 7 The Antitrust Source 1, 2007
  • Should We Reconsider Corporate Criminal Liability?, 12 NY Litigator No. 1, 3, 2007
  • Experts in the Courthouse: Problems and Opportunities, 2006 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 247, 2006
  • Federal Sentencing: Where Do We Go From Here?, 223(25) New York Law Journal, 4:4, Feb. 7, 2005
  • Copyright and the Internet, 22 Temple Env. L. & Tech. J. 1, 2003
  • Copyright in the Digital Age, 49 J. Copyright Soc. of the USA 1, 2001
  • Resolving Tensions Between Copyright and the Internet, in Symposium, Beyond Napster: Debating the Future of Copyright on the Internet, 50 Am. Univ. L.Rev. 414, 2001
  • Litigation, Privacy and the Electronic Age, 4 Yale Symp. L. & Tech. 1, 2001
  • Defending 'Fraud by Hindsight' Cases, American Banker, 1992
  • Implied Causes of Action, Litigation, Summer 1982
  • Potential Competition and Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 25 Antitrust Bull. 297, 1980
  • International Discovery in Antitrust Litigation in Antitrust Counseling and Litigation Techniques, J. O. von Kalinowski ed., 1996

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Judicial Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Judicial Liaison, ABA Section of Antitrust Law
  • NY State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Law Institute
  • Learned Hand Medal for excellence in federal jurisprudence, Federal Bar Council, 2009
  • Stanley H. Fuld Award for outstanding contributions to commercial and litigation, NY State Bar Assn, 2007
  • Graduated from the University of Rochester with high honors in Political Science
  • Graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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