Roanne L. Mann is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. At the time of her appointment in 1994 she was a partner in the New York law firm of Stein, Zauderer, Ellenhorn, Frischer & Sharp.
Judge Mann earned her B.A. degree magna cum laude from Yale College in 1972, and her J.D. degree from Stanford Law School, where she was associate managing editor of the Stanford Law Review, in 1975.
Following her law school graduation she joined the Appeals Bureau in the New York County District Attorney=s Office, and then served as a law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 1977 to1978 she was a Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. She then moved to the United States Attorney=s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she served until 1986, holding the positions of Appeals Unit Chief, Senior Litigation Counsel, and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. In 1986 she joined the New York law firm of Stein, Zauderer, Ellenhorn, Frischer & Sharp as counsel, becoming a partner the following year, and remaining there until her judicial appointment in 1994.
Judge Mann served for several years on the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Southern District of New York; and on the Board of Directors of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers as well as chairing its Federal Rules Committee. She is currently a member of the board of the Federal Bar Council.