roderick was recommended to President Obama by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.
"Vernon Broderick is a proven leader with a strong legal and public service background," said Senator Schumer in a press note. "Mr. Broderick has a clear commitment to justice, outstanding dedication to public service, and broad experience that makes him an exceptional choice for a position on the bench in the Southern District."
Broderick was born in New York City. His mother’s family hails from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico while his father’s family is from Jamaica.
About Vernon S. Broderick
Vernon Broderick concentrates his practice on white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, regulatory investigations and proceedings, and business litigation. He is a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Group and the Complex Commercial Litigation Group.
Mr. Broderick represents corporations and individuals in white collar criminal matters involving alleged environmental law violations, securities fraud, RICO, money laundering, bribery, and mail and wire fraud, and conducts internal investigations for corporations. He has conducted investigations on behalf of an international corporation that was accused of wrongdoing by "whistleblowers," and supervised similar investigations conducted by in-house compliance counsel for this same corporation. He also regularly advises companies and individuals on corporate and regulatory compliance issues.
Mr. Broderick's practice also includes representing clients in civil business litigation, many of which are parallel or related proceedings filed in connection with criminal and regulatory matters. Mr. Broderick has handled complex civil cases, including matters involving breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud. He has also worked on bankruptcy litigation matters in various bankruptcy cases, including Global Crossing, Adelphia, Lennox and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Mr. Broderick was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for eight years. While at the United States Attorney's Office, he served as chief of the Violent Gangs Unit and investigated and prosecuted cases involving organized crime, international narcotics trafficking, and violent crimes, including murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion and assault. Mr. Broderick has conducted as first or second chair 10 federal jury trials and argued 12 times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Broderick was a recipient of the Justice Department's Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney in both 1997 and 1998. Prior to serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Broderick was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Mr. Broderick was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2011 to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity and served until new legislation created the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. He has been a Commissioner on the Commission to Combat Police Corruption in New York City since his appointment by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2003. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and serves on the Board of Directors of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Board of Directors for the Justice Resource Center of New York City.
Mr. Broderick graduated from Yale University, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Link to White House press announcement of nomination: http://wh.gov/eEjC#.UXW_WEJaEGE.email