United States District Court Judges Jennifer H. Rearden and Amy Berman Jackson have been assigned to preside over the lawsuits filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Coinbase and Binance, respectively. Judge Rearden, confirmed in September 2021, previously ruled on a crypto-related matter involving Binance.US. Judge Jackson, appointed in 2011, has adjudicated high-profile political cases, including those involving former Trump advisors. While their previous rulings may not predict the outcomes of these cases, the assignments indicate progress in the legal proceedings against the exchanges. Both Coinbase and Binance have expressed their determination to vigorously defend themselves against the SEC's allegations.