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Judge Gary S. Katzmann

Gary S. Katzmann was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade in 2016.  Since commencing his service on this court, Judge Katzmann has also sat by designation on the United States Courts of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Second Circuit, and the Ninth Circuit.  Prior to appointment to the federal bench, he served from 2004 to 2016, upon appointment by Governor Mitt Romney, as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, adjudicating the full array of civil and criminal matters.

Judge Katzmann received his A.B., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia College, an M.Litt. from Oxford University, an M.P.P.M. from the Yale School of Management, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.  He served as a law clerk to Judge Leonard B. Sand of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and to then Judge Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and now Justice of the Supreme Court (retired).

Before becoming a judge, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Massachusetts, where he variously held the positions of Chief Appellate Attorney, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, and Chief Legal Counsel, and engaged in criminal and civil litigation in the trial and appellate courts.  He also served on detail to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as an Associate Deputy Attorney General focusing on criminal justice policy, and on detail to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  He is a recipient of the Department of Justice’s Director’s Awards for excellence in appellate advocacy, and for a successful terrorism prosecution.

Judge Katzmann has been a Visiting Lecturer on Law at Yale Law School and a Lecturer at Harvard Law School.  He has been a Research Associate at Harvard Law School’s Center for Criminal Justice, as well as a Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Governance Institute, directing a project on juvenile justice.  He has also been a member of the faculty of the NYU Law School New Appellate Judges Seminar.  Judge Katzmann’s publications include the book, Inside the Criminal Process.  He is also the editor and contributing author of Securing Our Children’s Future:  New Approaches to Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence.  He has been actively engaged in civic education of school children.

Standard Chambers Procedures

Staff Information

Paralegal:  K. Tompkins

Case Manager:  Geoffrey Goell (212) 264-2973

Hiring Policies: Judge Katzmann will be hiring for the positions of law clerk and judicial fellow in the near future. Please refer to Judge Katzmann’s profile on the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) for current hiring policies and needs regarding the term law clerk position and the judicial fellow position in his Chambers.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

Intern Vacancies: Judge Katzmann accepts applications for interns who will work with him and his law clerks on court cases.  Applicants should submit a single PDF, if possible, including a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, college transcript, and writing sample to with subject line “Internship Application.”  Taking a course covering administrative law issues prior to the internship will be helpful.  Please note that all internships are unpaid positions.  Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.  Deadlines are as follows:  November 1* for spring applicants, February 1 for summer applicants, and August 1 for fall applicants.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified.

*Deadline extended to Nov. 8, 2023.