Federal judge to deliver Cline Williams Jurist-In-Residence presentations

Federal judge to deliver Cline Williams Jurist-In-Residence presentations

Raymond J. Lohier Jr.
Raymond J. Lohier Jr.

Raymond J. Lohier Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will deliver presentations to the College of Law community at noon on Oct. 29, and noon on Oct 30.

Lohier’s presentations are part of the Cline Williams Jurist-In-Residence Program. Both programs will be held in the Hamann Auditorium at the College of Law and are free and open to the public.

On Oct. 29, Joseph Bataillon, a senior judge in the U.S. District Court for the district of Nebraska, will join Lohier for a discussion of the U.S. courts, with special focus on federal and U.S. circuit courts.

On Oct. 30, Lohier and Maggie Wittlin, associate professor of law, will present “The Roles of Judges and Lawyers in Doing Justice: A Conversation.” In the presentation, Lohier will address the role of judges in ensuring adequate defense representation, as well as the role of prosecutors in protecting the integrity of the criminal justice system. Wittlin served as a law clerk for Lohier in 2012-13.

Lohier was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2010. He served as a law clerk for Robert P. Patterson, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and was associated with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York.

Following this work, Lohier served as a senior trial attorney with the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In that role, he spearheaded employment discrimination-related litigation and worked on other civil rights matters.

Lohier also was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he served, among other roles, as senior counsel to the U.S. attorney; chief of the securities and commodities fraud task force; and chief of the narcotics unit.

He was responsible for overseeing the Bernard Madoff prosecutions, the investigation and prosecution of Marc Dreier, the Galleon and other hedge fund-related insider trading cases, as well as several other high-profile fraud cases.

Lohier is the chair of the defender services committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

The Cline Williams Distinguished Lectureship began in 1972. Law firms Cline Williams and Nelson Harding were asked to sponsor the lectureships on an as-needed basis. In 1988, the Cline Williams Distinguished Lectureship was converted to a jurist-in-residence program.