Appointment of Former Assistant U.S. Attorney James R. Cho

Appointment of Former Assistant U.S. Attorney James R. Cho

Acting U.S. Attorney Announces Appointment of Former Assistant U.S. Attorney James R. Cho to Serve as Magistrate Judge in Brooklyn Federal Court
Mr. Cho to be the First Korean American to Serve on the Eastern District of New York Bench

(STL.News) Mark J. Lesko, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, today announced that former Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) James R. Cho has been appointed to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge.  He will sit in federal court in Brooklyn.  Mr. Cho was sworn in today by United States Chief District Court Judge Margo K. Brodie.

“I am proud that James Cho has been selected to serve as a Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  James was an excellent AUSA who handled some of our Office’s most difficult and complex cases.  I am confident that as a federal judge, James will continue to serve the people of our district with integrity and a keen sense of fairness.”

Mr. Cho served in the Office’s Civil Division for more than 12 years and, most recently, served as the Office’s Chief of Immigration Litigation and Chief of Bankruptcy Litigation.  Mr. Cho is a seasoned trial lawyer who litigated numerous complex affirmative and defensive matters.

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