Conversation with Judge J. Paul Oetken, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

October 27, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

Please join us for a conversation with Judge J. Paul Oetken. Judge Oetken is the first openly gay man to be confirmed as an Article III judge. Judge Oetken served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Cudahy (7th Cir), Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer (DDC), and Associate Justice Harry Blackmun on the United States Supreme Court. After his clerkships, he worked at a law firm before joining the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice as an attorney-advisor, where he worked until becoming an Associate Counsel to the President of the United States in the office of the White House Counsel in 1999. In 2001 he went back to private practice at a law firm and as associate general counsel at Cablevision Systems Corporation, until leaving to join the federal bench in 2011. Sponsored by the Clerkship Office and OutLaw. Please contact Leigh Marquess at with any questions.

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