The Honorable Faith Hochberg is a nationally recognized Federal Judge and former United States Attorney known for her broad expertise in complex corporate, securities, antitrust, and patent litigation. Judge Hochberg retired from the bench in March, 2015. She now serves as an independent mediator and arbitrator.
Judge Hochberg was twice nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate, first as United States Attorney and then as a United States District Judge. During her tenure on the bench, she has presided over many MDL cases and class actions involving pharmaceuticals (Hatch-Waxman), antitrust and securities cases. She has been invited to speak nationwide and abroad about patent litigation, trade secrets and employment law, and ADR. She has been a Patent Pilot judge and was vice chair of the Local Patent Rules Committee in the District of New Jersey. She is co-chair of the Judges Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association.
Prior to ascending the bench, Judge Hochberg served as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, and served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee at the Department of Justice. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, where her responsibilities included supervision of the Office of Foreign Assets Control , Bank Secrecy Act enforcement, and leading the Treasury's international anti-money laundering initiatives. She was also responsible for oversight of the Secret Service, the Customs Service and the ATF. Earlier in her career, Judge Hochberg served as Senior Deputy Chief Counsel of the Office of Thrift Supervision, where she created and led enforcement of compliance and financial risk reforms in the banking industry, and as Legal Assistant to the Chairman of the SEC.
Judge Hochberg has been named the first Fellow of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School and named to its Board of Advisors, in recognition of her contribution to the law of patents and technology. Additionally, the Federal Judicial Center has named Judge Hochberg to the ADR Advisory Board to the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide for Federal Judges.
She also served on the Board of the Lasker Foundation, renowned for its dedication toscience and medicine. She has received an honorary degree and has been honored by the International Women’s Forum; the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance; Seton Hall Law School; and numerous federal agencies.
Judge Hochberg graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D., magna cum laude, where she was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She graduated, summa cum laude, from Tufts University.
In addition to her individual private practice, Judge Hochberg also serves on the distinguished panel of neutrals of: FedArb, CPR, WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and American Arbitration Association (AAA).