Pamela Ki Mai Chen, a division chief in the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s Office, has been nominated to serve as a district judge in New York’s Eastern District.
Chen, a longtime lawyer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, currently serves as the chief of the Civil Rights section in the Criminal Division. Chen joined the office in 1998 after stints at Asbill, Junkin, Myers & Buffone and Arnold & Porter.
At EDNY, she has also served as deputy chief of the Public Integrity Section. Before moving to New York, Chen served from 1991 to 1998 as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section at Main Justice in Washington, D.C. In 2008, she served as deputy commissioner for enforcement for the New York State Division of Human Rights.
Chen is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Georgetown University Law Center.