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Hon. Vera M. Scanlon

Hon. Vera M. Scanlon

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


Born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Vera M. Scanlon graduated from the Marymount School of New York; Columbia College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa; and the Yale Law School, where she was managing editor and co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.  Before law school, she served for a year as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Lafayette, Louisiana.  She began her legal career with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, then clerked for the Honorable Daniel R. Dominguez, District of Puerto Rico; the Honorable Frederic Block, Eastern District of New York; and the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann, Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  From 2001-2012, she was a litigator with Beldock Levine & Hoffman, handling primarily civil rights and commercial cases.  She served as a board member of the Catholic Migration Services and of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and volunteered with the Marymount School Alumnae Association and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps alumni efforts.  She was appointed as a federal magistrate judge in the Eastern District of New York in August 2012.  She now serves on the Board of Trustees of the Marymount School, the Board of Directors of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association, and the advisory committee of Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA).  She is also a member of the City Bar Association's Federal Courts Committee and the Special Committee to Encourage Judicial Service.

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