Margaret Merrell Garnett

Lecturer in Law

Margaret Merrell Garnett

Margaret
Merrell
Garnett
Lecturer in Law

Margaret Garnett is an assistant U.S. attorney and deputy chief appellate attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

She previously served as the chief of the violent and organized crime unit, and its predecessor, the violent crimes unit. Garnett has been an assistant U.S. attorney since 2005. Prior to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Garnett was a law clerk to the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch, and an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Garnett earned her J.D. from Columbia University in 2000, an M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale University in 1995 and 1997, and her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1992.  While at Columbia Law School, she served on the Columbia Law Review and was awarded the James A. Elkins Prize in Criminal Law.

Courses
Externship: U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District Court of N.Y.
Externship: U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District Court of N.Y. - Fieldwork