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Hon. James L. Cott

Hon. James L. Cott

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


Hon. 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 United States 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 at Fordham Law School, and participates annually in the Practising Law Institute's course on Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice.  He has also co-taught a master class on constitutional law at the Academy for Teachers, and participates annually in the Second Circuit’s Teachers Summer Institute on Civic Education.

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 2018, Friday, February 16, 2018
Motion Practice Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2018, Friday, February 16, 2018
Electronic Discovery Update: Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues - Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2018, Friday, February 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice, Friday, February 16, 2018
Electronic Discovery Update: Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues - Electronic Discovery Update: Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues , Friday, February 16, 2018
Motion Practice Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Motion Practice Developments in Federal Civil Practice, Friday, February 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice, Friday, February 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Evidence Developments in Federal Civil Practice, Friday, February 16, 2018
Electronic Discovery Update: Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues - Electronic Discovery Update: Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues , Friday, February 16, 2018
Motion Practice Developments in Federal Civil Practice - Motion Practice Developments in Federal Civil Practice, Friday, February 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2018, Thursday, February 22, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Prison Law 2018, Tuesday, November 13, 2018, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Prison Law 2018, Tuesday, November 13, 2018, New York, NY
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