Anne Y. Shields is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
Judge Shields earned her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. At St. John’s, Judge Shields was an editor of the St. John’s Law Review. After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable George C. Pratt of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals before entering private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. Judge Shields later served as a law clerk in the Eastern District of New York for the Honorable Leonard D. Wexler. Prior to becoming a Magistrate Judge, Judge Shields was engaged in private practice focusing on litigation.
Judge Shields is a former President and Member of the Board of Directors of Courtyard Kids, Inc., a child care center built and managed by the United States General Services Administration in Central Islip, New York. She also served as an Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Brooklyn Defender Services, a New York City public defender organization providing criminal defense and related services to criminal defendants in Brooklyn, New York.