The state’s Commission on Judicial Nomination released a list of seven nominees last Tuesday, from which the Governor will choose to fill the Court of Appeals vacancy that was created by the retirement of Associate Judge Susan Read in August.

The nominees for the state’s highest court are:

  • Michael Garcia, attorney in private practice (Kirkland & Ellis LLP);
  • Hon. Judith Gische, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department;
  • Caitlin Halligan, attorney in private practice (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP);
  • Hon. Erin Peradotto, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Department;
  • Benjamin Rosenberg, General Counsel, New York County District Attorney’s Office;
  • Rowan Wilson, attorney in private practice (Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP);
  • Stephen Younger, attorney in private practice (Patterson Belknapp Webb & Tyler LLP).