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NYC Bar Backs 4 BigLaw Attys Up For Open Judge Spot (Law360)

Law360, January 6, 2016

NYC Bar Backs 4 BigLaw Attys Up For Open Judge Spot

The New York City Bar Association on Wednesday agreed that four partners from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Gibson Dunn, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Patterson Belknapp Webb & Tyler LLP are “well qualified” to fill a seat in the state’s highest court left vacant by a recently retired judge. The bar’s evaluation comes on the heels of an announcement by a judicial nomination commission that the attorneys, along with two current judges and a district attorney, have all been shortlisted as candidates.

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