For Immediate Release
On December 16, 2014, the United States Senate confirmed Amit Mehta to be the first judge of Asian descent to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. President Obama nominated Amit for this position on July 31, 2014, and the Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination on November 20, 2014. APABA-DC proudly endorsed Amit and pledged its full support to him through the confirmation process.
APABA-DC applauds the historic confirmation of Amit Mehta and we look forward to his ascension to the federal bench. His impeccable credentials, strong ties to the District of Columbia, commitment to public service, and substantial expertise made him an ideal candidate to support and an exciting addition to the bench,” said Smeeta Ramarathnam, president of APABA-DC.
Amit is currently a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP and was previously an attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Amit graduated from Georgetown University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Susan Graber of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. APABA-DC commends President Obama for nominating Amit to the bench and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia for her support of Amit’s nomination."