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Hon. Arlene Rosario Lindsay

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States Magistrate Judge
Central Islip, NY, USA

For the past twenty years, the Honorable Arlene Rosario Lindsay has served as a federal magistrate judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York where she presides over civil and criminal matters. Prior to her appointment to the judiciary, Judge Lindsay served as both a state and federal prosecutor for approximately 14 years. She worked as Chief of the White Collar Crime Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and Chief of the Long Island Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Her prosecutorial experience includes the prosecution of crimes involving arson, narcotics smuggling, money laundering, fraud and official corruption. Her distinguished career of public service also includes service as Town Attorney for the Town of Huntington, New York and Deputy County Attorney for Suffolk County, New York. In each position, she was involved in drafting local laws and oversaw the civil litigation of each municipality, which principally included land use, civil rights, and civil service matters.

Judge Lindsay is also an adjunct professor of law at Touro College, the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and has been a faculty member at the Practicing Law Institute. She has been a guest lecturer at the Academies of Law of the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, the New York City Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council. For over thirteen years, Judge Lindsay was a visiting lecturer for DOJ-OPDAT where she participated in law reform training programs around the world. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Bar Council and the Federal Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Inns of Court. She is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and for the last 15 years has served as a volunteer for the Huntington Community First Aid Squad providing emergency ambulance services in her town.


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