Judge Profile

Joseph F. Bianco

Judicial Experience:

  • US District Judge, U.S. Eastern District, New York, Appointed (January 3, 2006) by President George W. Bush

Other Professional Experience:

  • Assistant United States Attorney, Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Organized Crime and Terrorism Unit, Southern District of New York, 1994 to 2003
  • Law clerk, Honorable Peter K. Leisure, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York., 1992 to 1993
  • Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Litigation Department
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division in Washington, D.C., Counterterrorism Section, the Fraud Section, the Appellate Section, and the Capital Case Unit, Department of Justice, 2004
  • Teacher, Terrorism and the Law, Fordham Law School
  • Adjunct professor, St. John's University School of Law
  • Adjunct professor, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Adjunct professor, National Security and the Law, Touro Law Center
  • Litigation associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., Georgetown University, 1988

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Magna cum laude, Georgetown University
  • Kent Scholar and a member of the Law Review, Columbia Law School

Individual Part Rules:

Judges Practice:

  • Judge Bianco's Rules