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Hon. Brenda K. Sannes

Hon. Brenda K. Sannes

Northern District of New York
United States District Judge
Syracuse, NY, USA


Brenda K. Sannes was sworn in as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York on December 4, 2014. Judge Sannes graduated magna cum laude, with distinction in the English Department, from Carleton College in 1980. She earned her J.D. degree magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1983 where she was an articles editor for the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

From 1983 to 1984, Judge Sannes clerked for the Honorable Jerome Farris of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. From 1984 to 1988, she was a litigation associate at the firm of Wyman, Bautzer, Kuchel & Silbert in Los Angeles, California. In 1988, she became an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles. During her time in that office she served as a Deputy Chief in the Narcotics Section and later as the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinator. She moved to Central New York in 1994 and was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of New York from 1995 until her judicial appointment in 2014. She served as the Appellate Chief in that office from 2005 until her appointment to the bench.

Hon. Brenda K. Sannes is associated with the following items:
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Thursday, October 25, 2018, New York, NY
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