April 12, 2019: Eric R. Komitee was nominated as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York on Monday, April 8, 2019. Komitee, of New York, is currently the general counsel at Viking Global 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, where he rose to the position of Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section. Komitee previously worked as an associate at the Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime section of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP. Komitee received his B.A. degree from Emory University, and he received his law degree from the New York University School of Law.