Orelia Merchant

On September 2, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Orelia Merchant to serve as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Merchant has served as Chief Deputy Attorney General for State Counsel in the New York State Attorney General’s Office since 2019. She previously served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York from 2002 to 2019 and served as Assistant Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency from 1998 to 2002. She was confirmed on May 3, 2023.