Eric Komitee is a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. He received his commission on December 5, 2019.
Previously, he served as the General Counsel of Viking Global Investors LP and a member of its Management Committee. In that capacity, he oversaw legal, compliance and regulatory matters for the firm. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Komitee was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, serving ultimately as Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section. From 1998 to 2000, he was an Associate at Skadden, Arps, specializing in regulatory, compliance and white-collar crime matters. From 1996 to 1998, he was an Associate in the Corporate department of Cravath, Swaine and Moore, focusing on securities underwriting and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Following law school, Judge Komitee served as a law clerk to the Honorable J.L. Edmondson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He graduated from New York University School of Law, where he served as a senior editor of the NYU Law Review, and Emory University. Judge Komitee was born in 1970 in Freeport, NY.