Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (ret.)
The Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and served for 22 years. Judge Scheindlin also served in the mid-’70s as Chief Administrative United States Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. She left to become the general counsel of the Department of Investigations of the City of New York. She then returned to the Eastern District as a Magistrate Judge for five years, followed by eight years in practice as a partner at two large New York City law firms, representing clients in both commercial litigation and products liability, in both state and federal court.
Her experience acquired over more than four decades in government service, private practice and on the bench makes her exceptionally well- qualified to assist parties and their counsel in resolving disputes through arbitration or mediation.
Experience and Qualifications
- Served for 22 years as a Federal District Judge — plus five as a Magistrate Judge — presiding over settlements, motions, discovery and trials, both civil and criminal.
- Sat by designation on the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.
- Served as Deputy Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
- Arbitrated or mediated over 40 complex civil cases since leaving the bench in 2016.