Marcia M. Henry was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York on May 10, 2021.
Immediately prior to her appointment, Judge Henry was at the New York State Department of Financial Services in the Cybersecurity Division, where she supervised policy initiatives related to cybersecurity regulation and enforcement in the financial services industry. Before that, Judge Henry served for over seven years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she prosecuted complex federal crimes, including international narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and wire fraud, and was the district’s first Opioids Coordinator. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Henry practiced labor and employment law at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Rao Tiliakos LLP in New York. Prior to law school, she worked at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in human resources and diversity program management.
Judge Henry earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the New York University Review of Law & Social Change, and her B.A. in Psychology and Afro-American Studies, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. After a short period of practicing law, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carl E. Stewart of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to the Honorable Sterling Johnson, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Judge Henry is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and the daughter of immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago. She is a member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council. She has served as a Director of the Federal Bar Foundation and a Team Liaison for the Federal Bar Council’s American Inn of Court.
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