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President Donald Trump Thursday nominated a host of New York judge nominees for the state’s Southern, Eastern and Western districts on Thursday, potentially filling key vacancies in some of the busiest federal courts in the country.

For the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Trump nominated two attorneys with Big Law backgrounds in Wall Street firms. The Southern District nominees include Lewis Liman, currently a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, as well as Mary Kay Vyskocil, now on the bankruptcy bench of the Southern District and formerly a senior litigation partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

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Colby Hamilton

B. Colby Hamilton is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal and Law.com.

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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