United States Magistrate
Judge Southern District of New York
500 Pearl Street
New York, New York 10007 212-805-0036
Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York on February 27, 1995, and served as Chief Magistrate Judge in 2004-2005. He graduated with honors from Cornell University in 1974 and from Duke University School of Law in 1977, where he was Notes & Comments Editor of the Duke Law Journal.
Judge Peck served as law clerk to Judge Paul Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh (then the Fifth) Circuit, during the 1977-1978 term. Judge Peck was an associate and then Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, from 1978-1995.
Judge Peck is an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, where he has taught a course in Pretrial Practice. Judge Peck is a frequent lecturer on issues relating to electronic discovery and is a member of the Sedona Conference. He was awarded the Champion of Technology Award for 2011 by Law Technology News.
Judge Peck's key e-discovery opinions: Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe, 11 Civ. 1279, --- F. Supp. 2d ----, 2012 WL 607412 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 24, 2012) (Peck, M.J.) (predictive coding), aff'd, 2012 WL 1446534 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 26, 2012); William A. Gross Constr. Assocs., Inc. v. Am. Mfrs. Mut. Ins. Co., 256 F.R.D. 134 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (Peck, M.J.) (keyword search); In re NTL, Inc. Sec. Litig., 244 F.R.D. 179 (S.D.N.Y. 2007) (Peck, M.J.) (spoliation & adverse inference instruction), aff'd, 2007 WL 1518632 (S.D.N.Y. May 17, 2007); Anti-Monopoly, Inc. v. Hasbro, Inc., 94 Civ. 2120, 1995 WL 649934 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 1995) (Peck, M.J.).
In his spare time, Judge Peck is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and other Sherlock Holmes societies. Judge Peck also has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Executive Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America, Inc. ("MWA"), which awards the Edgar® Award each year for the best works in the mystery field.