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Hon. James L. Cott

United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States Magistrate Judge
New York, NY, USA


James L. Cott became a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York in March, 2010.  Immediately prior to his appointment to the bench, Magistrate Judge Cott served as the Chief of the Civil Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2003 to 2010.  A graduate of Harvard College and Northeastern University School of Law, Judge Cott has also served as a law clerk to the late Vincent L. Broderick, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and for 13 years was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, serving as Chief of the Office’s Civil Rights Unit from 1991 to 1996 and as a Deputy Chief of the Civil Division from 1996 to 2000.  From 2001 to 2003, Judge Cott was the Associate Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.

Judge Cott has taught at New York University School of Law, and is currently an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.  Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Cott was a volunteer mediator in the Southern District’s mediation program and a member of the Local Rules Committee.

Hon. James L. Cott is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2017, Friday, February 17, 2017
Federal Civil Practice Discovery Update - Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2017, Friday, February 17, 2017
Motion Practice Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2017, Friday, February 17, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Motion Practice Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Motion Practice Developments in Federal Civil Practice , Friday, February 17, 2017
Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice , Friday, February 17, 2017
Federal Civil Practice Discovery Update - Federal Civil Practice Discovery Update, Friday, February 17, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Federal Civil Practice Discovery Update - Federal Civil Practice Discovery Update, Friday, February 17, 2017
Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice , Friday, February 17, 2017
Motion Practice Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Motion Practice Developments in Federal Civil Practice , Friday, February 17, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2017, Thursday, February 23, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2018, Thursday, February 15, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2018, Thursday, February 15, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2018, Thursday, February 15, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2018, Thursday, February 15, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2018, Thursday, February 15, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2018, Thursday, February 15, 2018, Cincinnati, OH
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