Jennifer M. Despins

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Ms. Despins’ experience is focused on complex commercial litigations. Ms. Despins has represented institutions and individuals before state and federal courts, self-regulatory organizations, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and various arbitration and mediation proceedings. These matters have involved securities, accounting fraud, complex contract disputes, copyright, patent and trademark disputes, bankruptcy litigation, and employment disputes.

Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., Salutatorian, Full Tuition Merit Scholarship, Associate Editor, Hofstra Law Review, 2002)
University of Delaware (B.A., Honors Program, 1999)

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Ms. Despins has successfully represented a Pakistani woman and a Congolese man in two separate immigration removal proceedings in federal court. Ms. Despins received the Sanctuary for Families Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children for her successful representation of her Pakistani client.

Ms. Despins also successfully represented the families of 9/11 victims in a joint litigation with the New York Times against the City of New York for the release to the public of evidence relating to the events of 9/11. Ms. Despins’ represented the families through their appeal to the New York Court of Appeals.