John Gleeson Nominated to U.S. Sentencing Commission
President Biden has announced the nomination of John Gleeson of Debevoise & Plimpton for commissioner of the United States Sentencing Commission. The commission is a bipartisan, independent agency in the judicial branch of government created by Congress to “reduce sentencing disparities and promote transparency and proportionality in sentencing.”
From the White House announcement:
Judge John Gleeson has served as a Commissioner of the United States Sentencing Commission since 2022 and is a partner at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP in New York, where he has practiced since 2016. From 1994 to 2016, Judge Gleeson served as a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York. From 1985 to 1994, Judge Gleeson served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Gleeson served as a law clerk for Judge Boyce Martin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1980 and his B.A. from Georgetown University in 1975.