Last Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo announced the nomination of Michael Garcia to serve as an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.

Garcia currently practices law at Kirkland & Ellis in New York City. He previously served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  If his nomination is approved by the State Senate, he will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Susan Read.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“Michael Garcia is a talented, experienced, and skilled prosecutor who will make a tremendous addition to the Court of Appeals. From his work in the private sector, to serving with distinction as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and in the Department of Homeland Security, Michael has the kind of broad, well-rounded perspective on the law that our state’s highest court requires.”