Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman entered duty as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York on July 8, 1996. He graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University in 1975 where he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. In 1978, Magistrate Judge Pitman graduated cum laude from Fordham Law School where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review and Fordham’s National Moot Court Team.
Following graduation, Magistrate Judge Pitman served as a law clerk to the late Honorable Lloyd F. MacMahon, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, during the 1978-79 term. Magistrate Judge Pitman was an associate at the firm of Chadbourne & Parke from 1979 to 1982; and an associate and then a partner with Hall, McNicol, Hamilton & Clark.
Magistrate Judge Pitman served an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 1985-1990 where he successfully prosecuted numerous narcotics cases and mail fraud, defense contractor fraud and securities fraud cases. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Magistrate Judge Pitman was with the firm of Lieberman & Nowak and served as a mediator with the Southern District of New York’s Court-annexed mediation program.