The 37th Annual Myra Bradwell Dinner will be held on March 8, 2017 in Low Library.
Every year, the Columbia Law Women’s Association hosts the Myra Bradwell Dinner to honor members of the legal profession whose work has paved the way for future generations of female lawyers. This year, CLWA will honor both Judge Pamela Chen and Judge Margo Brodie of the Eastern District of New York.
After spending the first five years of her career as a litigator in the private sector, Judge Chen began a career dedicated to public service and the advancement of civil rights. She worked as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for seven years in Washington D.C., and then moved to New York City to become an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. While there, she was promoted to Chief of Civil Rights Litigation, then to Deputy of the Public Integrity Section, and finally to Chief of the Civil Rights Section. Judge Chen was nominated by President Obama to serve on the Eastern District in 2013, and, upon her confirmation, became the first Asian American lesbian to serve on the federal bench.
Like Judge Chen, Judge Brodie has also led an impressive career of public service. Following her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, she spent three years working for the New York City Law Department. She then spent five years in private practice before joining the office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1999. She was subsequently promoted to Chief of the General Crimes Section, and ultimately to Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in 2010. Judge Brodie was nominated by President Obama to serve on the Eastern District in 2011.
CLWA is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of Judges Chen and Brodie at the Myra Bradwell Banquet.
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