The search for a new Chief Judge for the New York State Court of Appeals continues to draw a lot of attention, especially now that New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has released the names of seven finalists for the role. Appellate Practice Group Partner Brian Ginsberg has been helping media outlets make sense of the search and comprehend the backgrounds of the finalists. Brian, a former assistant solicitor general in the office of the New York Solicitor General, has argued seven times before the Court of Appeals. He has personally argued more than 85 cases, including 21 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and seven in the New York State Court of Appeals.
Brian was interviewed about the chief judge search by Capital Tonight, a statewide public affairs television show on Spectrum Local News; Newsday on Long Island and the New York Law Journal. Brian was also interviewed by the Yale Daily News and CT Insider since Yale Law School Professor Abbe Gluck was named one of the finalists. Interesting sidelight: As an undergraduate at Yale studying mathematics, Brian spent time as an editor and reporter for the Yale Daily News, which is the nation’s oldest daily student newspaper.