Lewis Liman is a litigation partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he has practiced white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation for over 16 years. Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb, Lewis was a partner at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York where he served as Deputy Chief of Appeals.
Lewis is a member of the American Law Institute and a director of the New York Lawyers Assistance Group. Over the course of his career, Lewis has served as a Director of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the Legal Aid Society of New York, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the Federal Bar Council. He was head of the Public Service Committee of the Federal Bar Council. He has published widely in the areas of commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense and has been selected to write amicus briefs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and SIFMA.
Lewis is currently a nominee for United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.