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Chester J. Straub

2530 Daniel Patrick Moynihan

U.S. Courthouse

500 Pearl Street

New York, New York 10007

(212) 857-2130 (t)

(212) 857-2139 (f)



Personal —  Chester J. Straub was born in 1937.  He began service for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1998.  He was appointed by President William J. Clinton and is a Democrat.


Private Practice — Judge Straub was a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, NY from 1971 to 1998.  He was an Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher from 1963 to 1970.  Judge Straub specialized in litigation, regulatory agencies and governmental affairs.  Chester Straub also worked as a mediator and neutral evaluator in the District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and as a Special Master for New York State Supreme Court in New York County.


Government — From 1973 to 1975 Chester J. Straub was a Member of the New York State Senate.  He was a Member of the New York State Assembly from 1967 to 1972.  Judge Straub was Chair of Governor Mario M. Cuomo's New York Statewide Judicial Screening Committee from 1988 to 1994.  He was chair of the First Department Screening Committee from 1983 to 1994.  From 1976 to 1998 he was a member of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's Judicial Selection Committee.


Military Service — Chester J. Straub served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963.


Education —  Judge Straub graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1961 with his law degree in 1961.  He received his BA from St. Peter's College in 1958. 


Memberships — Judge Straub is a member of the:  American Bar Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association.

Links of Interest — “United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Appointed June 3, 1998, Nominated by President Clinton” -

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