U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the White House has formally nominated Ms. LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York after Senator Gillibrand recommended her for the position in April. Her appointment would add another exceptional female jurist to the federal bench.
“Ms. DeArcy Hall is an accomplished attorney, who is extremely well qualified to serve as a federal court judge,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Throughout her career, Ms. DeArcy Hall has served with integrity and distinction, and has remained committed to ensuring justice. I believe LaShann DeArcy Hall has the right judicial temperament that will allow her to serve as a fair and honorable Eastern District Judge for New York.”
According to the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, over the last several years, the number of women in the federal judiciary has stagnated – hovering at roughly 500. That’s less than a third of the federal bench.
DeArcy Hall currently serves as a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP where she is a commercial litigation trial lawyer. She was appointed to serve as Commissioner of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission in 2011 and also served as a Commissioner on the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics from 2012 to 2014. Ms. DeArcy Hall is a veteran of the United States Air Force and received her J.D. magna cum laude from Howard University School of Law and her B.A. from Antioch College.