THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Little Rock, Arkansas) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 6, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES GEORGE DANIELS TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
The President nominated George B. Daniels to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
George B. Daniels, of New York, New York, has been a New York State Supreme Court Justice since 1995. Prior to his appointment to the New York State Supreme Court, Justice Daniels was a Judge on the Criminal Court of the City of New York from 1993 to 1995 and from 1989 to 1990. From 1990 to 1993, Justice Daniels was Counsel to the Mayor of the City of New York, and from 1983 to 1989 was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. In addition, he was a litigation attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from 1981 to 1983; a law clerk to California Supreme Court Chief Justice Rose Bird from 1980 to 1981; and a Trial Attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York from 1978 to 1980. Justice Daniels was also a part-time Bar Review Course Instructor at the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1981 and a part-time Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School from 1988 to 1991. He received his B.A. in 1975 from Yale University and his J.D. in 1978 from the University of California Boalt Hall School of Law.