Joseph Bianco

Joseph Bianco

District Court Judge, United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

Bianco has served as a United States District Court judge for the Eastern District of New York since 2006.  Most notably, he presided over several cases involving the MS-13 gang.

Prior to his confirmation to the bench, he spent portions of his career working in government, as both senior counsel/deputy assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice Criminal Division from 2004 to 2006, and as an assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1994 to 2003. Bianco also worked in private practice as counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP from 2003 to 2004, and as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP from 1991 to 1992 and 1993 to 1994.

Bianco clerked for Judge Peter K. Leisure on the District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1992 to 1993. He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1991 and his B.A. from Georgetown University in 1988.

Bianco has been a member of the Federalist Society since 2004.



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