The Honorable Faith Hochberg is a nationally recognized Federal Judge and former United States Attorney known for her broad expertise spanning judicial, federal law enforcement, and financial institution regulatory top level positions. In 2015, Judge Hochberg retired from the bench to found Hochberg ADR, LLC, which provides mediation, arbitration, and moot court strategy and advisory services in high profile, complex matters in national and international litigation. Judge Hochberg is also a Court-Appointed Monitor in a Cybersecurity case, as well as a Special Master in a Trade Secrets/Patent case; and a Special Master in an antitrust MDL. These cases are pending in the U.S. District Courts in Virginia, NJ, and Pennsylvania.
Judge Hochberg was twice nominated by the President, 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 thousands of federal cases, including large class actions, securities, banking, patent and intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, antitrust, insurance, ERISA, corporate contract, construction related disputes, employment and partnership disputes, and others. The Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation appointed her to preside over large national multi-district cases, filed across the country and consolidated to be managed by Judge Hochberg. She is a frequent speaker both nationally and internationally on patent law, class actions, employment law, and alternative dispute resolution.
Judge Hochberg was invited to sit by designation on the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and served as a patent pilot judge with special expertise in this complex area of law. She was honored as the first Fellow of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School and also serves on the Center’s Advisory Board. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Lasker Foundation, acclaimed for its prominence in promoting outstanding research in science and medicine.
Judge Hochberg was the top federal law enforcement official when she served as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, managing strategy and operations of the large public office. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury Department, she spearheaded multinational tactics to combat money laundering, and was responsible for oversight of the Treasury Department’s enforcement agencies, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control [OFAC], the Bank Secrecy Office, as well as Secret Service, U.S. Customs Service and other agencies.
Judge Hochberg has developed risk management and civil regulatory enforcement criteria for financial institutions during her service as Senior Deputy Chief Counsel of the OTS during the S & L crisis.
Judge Hochberg received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she graduated manga cum laude and was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Judge Hochberg graduated, summa cum laude, from Tufts University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also attended the London School of Economics.