Cravath Swaine & Moore partner Rowan Wilson has been nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the Court of Appeals, the governor’s office said Monday.

Cuomo formally sent Wilson’s name to the state Senate before the midnight Sunday deadline to nominate a successor to Eugene Pigott Jr., the 70-year-old Buffalo-area jurist who stepped off the court on Dec. 31 due to mandatory judicial retirement rules. Wilson’s nomination, if approved by the Senate within the 30 days prescribed by statute, would mean that all members of the state’s highest court were appointed by Cuomo, a Democrat who took office in 2011. Pigott was selected by the last Republican governor, George Pataki, who served from 1995 to 2007 (NYLJ, Dec. 27).