Marcy L. Kahn served as a trial and appellate judge in the New York State Court System for 32 years, recently retiring as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the First Judicial Department. Prior to commencing her judicial career, Justice Kahn worked for nearly a decade as a civil litigation partner and associate in major New York City law firms. Earlier, she was appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the New York State Special Prosecutor Investigating Corruption in the New York City Criminal Justice System. Kahn has developed and presented educational programs for judges and lawyers both nationally and locally for more than three decades, including programs for the National Judicial College, the American Bar Association, the United States Department of Justice and the New York State Judicial Institute. She was an invited speaker at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican in 2019, and also at a parallel event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2018. Kahn is the author of numerous published judicial opinions and several law review articles. She was the founding co-chair of the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Commission in 2016. Justice Kahn received her B.A. from Stanford University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Review of Law and Social Change.
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