Garaufis Named Federal
Nick Garaufis ’69 was nominated by President Bill
Clinton, upon the recommendation of Senator Daniel Patrick
Moynihan, to serve as a United States District Court Judge for the
Eastern District of New York, and on May 24 the Senate unanimously
confirmed the nomination.
After graduating from the Law School in 1974, Garaufis began
his legal career with Chadbourne & Parke and served as an
assistant attorney general in the litigation bureau of the New York
State Attorney General’s office under Attorney General Louis
J. Lefkowitz. He practiced law privately in Queens and was counsel
to Queens Borough President Claire Shulman for nine years before
most recently serving as chief counsel of the Federal Aviation
Administration—quite fitting for someone whose career has
clearly taken off.