On behalf of two sexual assault survivors, Cuti Hecker Wang attorneys filed suit against New York City alleging sex discrimination in the inadequate provision of police and investigative services to victims of rape and sexual assault. Read news coverage highlighting our lawsuit. On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice launched a systemic investigation into the NYPD’s gender-biased policing practices.
The firm represents the New York Senate in connection with ongoing litigation relating to the constitutionality of the Congressional, Senate, and Assembly lines that were drawn earlier in 2022. On April 4, 2022, the firm obtained a stay of enforcement of the trial court’s ruling from the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. On April 20, 2022, Alice Reiter argued the appeal before the Appellate Division.
Mariann Wang was among several leading experts who spoke to The Guardian about defamation law in connection with the trial in the Amber Heard v. Johnny Depp defamation case.
Mariann Wang represents two women who were found by the New York Attorney General to have been harassed by former Governor Cuomo. As widely reported in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, and the Today Show, on behalf of her clients, Ms. Wang pressed for Cuomo to resign after the report was issued and continues to push back against his ongoing efforts to deny the allegations. Both clients – Alyssa McGrath, who still works for the Executive Chamber, now under Governor Kathy Hochul, and Virginia Limmiatis – remain committed to holding Cuomo accountable, and grateful to be among 11 women who had the courage to report his transgressions.
With Gloria Allred, we represent Miriam Haley, whose testimony that Harvey Weinstein sexually abused her led to his conviction and a 20-year prison sentence. We successfully objected on Ms. Haley’s behalf when a proposed settlement of a class action would have barred her from pursuing her own strong claims, as described in the Hollywood Reporter. And we have filed suit against Weinstein seeking summary judgment on liability in light of his criminal conviction, as reported in the New York Post.
We are suing the Dalton School and its former Head of School on behalf of J.S. under New York’s Child Victims Act. At age 14, J.S. was offered free tuition and board, living with the Head of School and attending the Dalton School for 9th grade. The unusual arrangement ultimately allowed for multiple opportunities of sexual abuse, which has had profoundly negative consequences on our client’s life. Read about the case in the New York Law Journal, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post.
With Gloria Allred, we represent dozens of individuals who were victimized by Jeffrey Epstein and his web of sexual assault and abuse and trafficking. We have stood with them as they bravely told their stories in public, as described in CBS News, NBC News, and The Guardian, and to the Epstein Victims Compensation Program.
We represent a former New Jersey public high school student who claims that school officials failed to protect her from severe and pervasive retaliation by her fellow students after her parents reported a shocking incident of anti-Semitism during a school field trip. Read extensive coverage of the lawsuit in the New York Times.
We represented Summer Zervos in her defamation lawsuit against Donald J. Trump for nearly three years, from its initial filing just before he took office, defeating multiple efforts in three different courts by Trump to have the case dismissed or stayed. Ms. Zervos bravely came forward as one of several women who reported being forcibly groped by Trump, who then falsely branded her as a liar.
We have represented more than 250 victims of Dr. Reginald Archibald, a renowned pediatric endocrinologist who used his position at Rockefeller to abuse hundreds of children over many decades. We worked with our clients to advocate for passage of the Child Victims Act, have so far amicably resolved more than 200 claims, and are pursuing Rockefeller in the courts.