The Adult Survivors Act lookback window closes November 24, 2023. To learn more, visit Survivors Law Project.
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.
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.
In 2021, we launched our Obstetrics Justice survey in partnership with Restore Forward (previously called Black Women’s Blueprint) for Black Women’s Maternal Health Week. Together we are working to combat racial disparities in health care. If you or someone you know has suffered discrimination or violence in a health care setting, or simply want to learn more about the epidemic of medical abuse especially against BIPOC women, please visit the link below.
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.
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.
C.A. Goldberg is our sister law firm. The C.A. Goldberg team handles cases of revenge porn, stalking, privacy matters, sexual assault and harassment, and more. In 2022, our firms joined forces to create Survivors Law Project, an organization committed to vindicating the rights of sexual assault victims under New York’s Adult Survivors Act.Learn More
Restore Forward 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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
National Employment Lawyers Association
Our attorneys are proud NELA members and work closely with the NELA/NY Legislative Committee to advance worker protections in New York. We recently helped enact NYC’s recent salary transparency law, and are now working to advance NELA/NY’s 2023 legislative agenda.Learn More
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