The Adult Survivors Act lookback window opens November 24. To learn more, visit Survivors Law Project.

We’re not just great lawyers. We’re also great neighbors.

Beyond the work we do every day for our individual clients, we are always engaged in efforts to enrich our community through partnerships with community groups and nonprofits, legislative advocacy, campaigns against perpetrators who try to silence their victims, and more. We recognize that while we can change the lives of our clients by zealously pursuing their cases, there is so much more we can do to change the institutions that perpetuate inequity.

Khandker

We recently defeated a retaliatory defamation lawsuit brought by Dr. Ferdous Khandker against our clients, who he tried to punish for speaking out on social media against his widespread abuse against young Bangladeshi women in Jackson Heights. The judge shot down his lawsuit, awarded us attorney’s fees for our trouble… and then we brought a class action lawsuit against him for sexually abusing our clients and countless other victims. Serial abusers are not satisfied with assaulting a couple of people — they assault dozens, if not hundreds. We are committed to getting justice for all women who have been hurt by this monster who has been masquerading as a trusted doctor and upstanding member of the community for far too long. To learn more about the case and read some of the press we have received, visit the link below.

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BWB

In April, we partnered with Black Women’s Blueprint for Black Women’s Maternal Health Week. We launched our Obstetrics Justice survey alongside them to learn more about experiences of medical malpractice/neglect, discrimination, or any form of obstetric violence against women. If you or someone you know has experienced any of these issues, or simply want to learn more about the epidemic of medical abuse especially against BIPOC women, please visit the link below.

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Won’t Cease, Won’t Desist

When abusers feel threatened, they often bite back. Won’t Cease, Won’t Desist is our effort to shut down frivolous lawsuits intended to silence those who speak out, and to shame the abusers that feel like their power and money can stop the truth from coming out.

We will never cease, and never desist, from speaking out against sexual harassment and assault. Please reach out to us any time for help if you have a story to tell, even anonymously, or if you are threatened or afraid. We’re not afraid. And we’re here for you.

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Child Victims Act (CVA) & Gender Motivated Violence Act (GMVA)

We are proud to represent a number of survivors through the Child Victims Act (CVA). We believe strongly in this legislation, and have advocated for additional protections for survivors of sexual abuse. We have been convening with legislators in the City Council as well as speaking out publicly (including in Susan’s BNC News interview and in our Daily Beast feature) to show our support for the passage of an amendment to the Gender Motivated Violence Act (GMVA) that would create a two-year lookback window for survivors of sexual abuse.

We are also strong advocates for similar legislation at the state level. The Adult Survivors Act (S.66/A.648), which was passed through the NY Senate but stalled in the Assembly, would allow a one-year lookback window for adult survivors of sexual abuse to pursue time barred claims against their abusers and the institutions that enabled them.

Meet Our Friends

C.A. Goldberg

C.A. Goldberg is our sister law firm. The C.A. Goldberg team handles cases of revenge porn, stalking, privacy matters, sexual assault and harrassment, and more.

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Black Women’s Blueprint

Black Women’s Blueprint is a movement that places Black women’s lives squarely within the broader political as well as civil and human rights concerns of African American communities in the U.S.

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A Better Balance

A Better Balance uses the power of the law to advance justice for workers, and combats discrimination against pregnant workers and caregivers and advances supportive policies like paid sick time, paid family and medical leave, fair scheduling, and accessible, quality childcare and eldercare.

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American Association for Justice

The American Association for Justice promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety.

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