Hon. Denny Chin

US Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Hon. Denny Chin is a United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He graduated from Princeton University and Fordham Law School. He clerked for U.S. District Judge Henry F. Werker and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, both in the Southern District of New York. He also spent some years in private practice. From 1994 to 2010, he served as a United States District Judge in the Southern District of New York, presiding over both civil and criminal matters, including cases involving Megan’s Law, the Million Youth March, the Naked Cowboy, and the UN Oil for Food Program. He presided over the narcotics trial of an Afghan warlord and the guilty plea and sentencing of financier Bernard Madoff. In the intellectual property area, he has authored opinions in Cablevision, Google Books, WPIX v. ivi, and Aereo. Judge Chin was born in Hong Kong.