Michele Gapinski is Chief Deputy for Court Operations, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, a position she assumed in 2011. She is a 1981 cum laude graduate of St. John's University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Law Review. In addition to clerking for two federal judges, (Hon. William J. Nealon, M.D. Pa. and Hon. Denis R. Hurley, E.D.N.Y.), Ms. Gapinski is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in all phases of civil litigation in both Federal and New York State Courts.