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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York|
|Active:||1995 - Present|
|Bachelors:||Tulane U., B.A., 1971|
|Law School:||Tulane Law School, J.D., 1980|
Viktor V. Pohorelsky is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He was appointed to this position in 1995.
Judge Pohorelsky began his career in 1980 as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Earl Veron in Louisiana. He then clerked for U.S. Circuit Judge John Wisdom of the 5th Circuit. In 1981, he joined the New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. He then became an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1984. He worked in this capacity until 1991 and was appointed the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in 1989. He then joined the law firm Gold & Wachtel, where he remained until he was appointed to the U.S. District Court in 1995.