Please join the Federalist Society on Wednesday, October 16 at 12:10 for a lunchtime conversation with Judge Joseph F. Bianco of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Judge Bianco was confirmed to the Second Circuit earlier this year after his appointment by President Trump. Prior to his appointment as a Circuit Judge, Judge Bianco served as a U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of New York. Prior to becoming a federal judge, Judge Bianco worked as a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he became Chief of the Organized Crime and Terrorism Unit. In 2003, Judge Bianco left the Department of Justice and became Counsel with Debevoise & Plimpton in its Litigation Department. In 2004, Judge Bianco returned to the Department of Justice and was appointed as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division in Washington, DC, where he supervised the Counterterrorism Section, the Fraud Section, the Appellate Section, and the Capital Case Unit. He occupied that position until his appointment to the bench.
Judge Bianco obtained his B.A., magna cum laude, at Georgetown University in 1988 and received his law degree in 1991 from Columbia Law School, where he was a Kent Scholar and a member of the Law Review. From 1992-1993, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Peter K. Leisure, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.