Former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman Named President of Historical Society

February 8, 2019
Prestigious society aims to preserve and protect the legal history of New York.
Judge Jonathan Lippman, of counsel in Latham & Watkins’ New York office, has been named the new president of the Historical Society of the New York Courts. The society was founded by Judge Albert Rosenblatt, who served on the bench of the New York Court of Appeals, and Judge Judith Kaye, who served as Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals; it seeks to preserve and promote the legal history of New York through educational outreach programs and publications. Judge Lippman succeeds Judge Rosenblatt, who has served as president of the society for the past 16 years.

Among his many roles in the New York State Court system over a career spanning four decades, Judge Lippman served as Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals (succeeding Judge Kaye). A longtime advocate for pro bono, Judge Lippman has made increasing access to justice and reforming the criminal justice system hallmarks of his career, both on the judicial bench and in private practice at Latham, where he is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department.