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Gibson Dunn Partner Advances Unanimously for N.Y. Judicial Post

April 4, 2022, 10:14 PM

Big Law partner and one-time Trump nominee Jennifer Rearden became the first Joe Biden judicial pick to win unanimous backing by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The panel voted 22-0 on Monday to advance Rearden’s nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, despite opposition from progressives over her record as a private attorney.

Specifically, the groups pointed to Rearden’s work “defending housing discrimination, seeking to overturn worker protections, and challenging improved access to transportation for wheelchair users.”

Biden has largely honored progressive priorities for professional diversity in his judicial appointments. He’s placed less emphasis than ...