Published on: Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf of the Eastern District of New York will soon be stepping down from the bench and as the head of the federal judiciary's governing body, according to a Monday announcement from the nation's chief justice (Supreme Court press release available here).

Mauskopf has been the federal judiciary’s top administrative official since 2021, the first woman to serve in that job. She took over the role as federal courts grappled with remote proceedings and other issues presented by the pandemic.

The judiciary didn’t give a specific reason for Mauskopf’s departure. A new director will be selected and announced “at a future date.”

She served on the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York for 14 years following her appointment by then-President George W. Bush in 2007, and as the chief judge of the court from 2020 to 2021.

Earlier she was the US attorney for the Eastern District, New York’s state inspector general, and an assistant district attorney.