May 15, 2018: Eric R. Komitee was nominated as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Komitee is currently the general counsel at Viking Gloval Investors LP in New York City. He previously worked for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, rising to hold the position of Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section. He previously practiced as an associate at the Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, and he was an associate at the corporate practice group at Cravath Swaine and Moore. Komitee received his law degree from the New York University School of Law.