Chief Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold was appointed to the Eastern District bench in 1993 and has served as the Court's Chief Magistrate Judge since 2007. Prior to his appointment, Magistrate Judge Gold served, in reverse chronological order, as General Counsel to the New York City Department of Investigation, as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as an associate attorney with the law firm of Orans Elsen & Lupert, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Herbert F. Murray, United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. Judge Gold also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Brooklyn Law School and as the Eastern District co-chair of the Joint Committee on Local Rules for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Magistrate Judge Gold received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1977 and his J.D. from the Yale Law School in 1980.