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George Benjamin Daniels (born 1953) is a United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Daniels was born in Allendale, South Carolina. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1975. He received a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1978. He was a Trial attorney of Legal Aid Society of New York from 1978 to 1980. law clerk, Hon. Rose Bird, Chief Justice, California Supreme Court, 1980-1981. He was a Bar review course instructor, University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1981. From 1981 to 1983, he was in private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Daniels went on to serve as an assistant U.S. Attorney of U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York from 1983 to 1989. He was an Adjunct professor of law, Brooklyn Law School, NY from 1988 to 1991. In addition, Daniels was a judge on the Criminal Court of the City of New York from 1989 to 1990. From 1990 to 1993, Daniels was a Counsel to New York City's mayor. He then was a judge on the Criminal Court of the City of New York from 1993 to 1995. He was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York from 1995 to 2000.
Daniels is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Daniels was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 5, 1999, to a seat vacated by Robert P. Patterson, Jr.. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 24, 2000, and received his commission on March 9, 2000.