Last Monday, the Commission on Judicial Nomination (CJN) released its list of seven nominees to fill the vacancy that will be created by the mandatory age retirement of Associate Judge Robert Smith, as of December 31, 2014.

The seven nominees that the Commission sent to Gov. Cuomo are:

  • Kathy Chin, attorney in private practice (Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP);
  • Hon. Eugene Fahey, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department;
  • Hector Gonzalez, attorney in private practice (Dechert LLP);
  • Hon. Erin Peradotto, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department;
  • Mary Kay Vyskocil, Esq., attorney in private practice (Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP);
  • Rowan Wilson, attorney in private practice (Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP)
  • Stephen Younger, attorney in private practice (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP)