Judge Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2010. Born in Montreal, Canada, Judge Lohier graduated from Harvard College in 1988 and in 1991 received his J.D. from New York University School of Law where he was Editor in Chief of the Annual Survey of American Law and recipient of the Vanderbilt Medal.
Prior to his judicial appointment, he served as the Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York, leading investigations and prosecutions of some of the highest-profile offenses on Wall Street including securities fraud, insider trading, ponzi schemes, and commodities fraud. He was deputy chief of the Task Force until 2009 and prior to that served as chief and deputy chief of the office's Narcotics Unit.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2000, Judge Lohier spent three years as a Senior Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. From 1993 to 1997, he was in private practice as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilon in New York. Judge Lohier was also a clerk to Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.