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The Impact of Informed Consent

Drug testing that serves to penalize perinatal people, by forcing them into family separation, instead of providing support, hurts newborns and worsens the maternal mortality crisis. While the Informed Consent Act will not solve the complexities of the maternal health crisis and the family policing system, it helps create transparency and facilitates trust in the medical system.

05.14.2024

Employee Spotlight: Olivia Davis

Introducing Olivia Davis, one of our stellar Associate Attorneys. Olivia originally began at the firm as an intern! Role at Crumiller: Associate Attorney Favorite Book: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss Hometown: Winchester, Massachusetts Describe your morning routine: I go for a run in the park and then come home and have a [...]

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04.26.2024

Employee Spotlight: Clara Ritterman-Peña

Introducing Clara, a Client Relations Manager at Crumiller. In her role, Clara responds to inquiries, meets with prospective clients, and oversees the flow of our intake department. She is a crucial member of the team.

03.27.2024

Tech startup CollX fired new dad

NEW YORK, NY – On Friday, Crumiller filed suit against CollX, a sports card valuation startup, and its founder, Ted Mann, for illegally refusing our client paternity leave, and then firing him during a family emergency for made-up reasons. Mann calls his young son a “co-founder” of CollX, and features him heavily throughout the company’s [...]

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03.26.2024

Five Fast Facts: Women’s History Month Edition

During Women’s History Month, we recognize the contributions of women in U.S. history who overcame countless obstacles created by the patriarchy. Without the efforts of these women, we would not be where we are today.

03.12.2024

The Role of Juries in Preventing Racism in the Workplace

Race is one of several protected classes under federal law, making it illegal to treat someone differently at work because of their race or skin color. Extra consideration must be given to how workplace power dynamics can perpetuate racism. Juries play an instrumental role in holding employers accountable for their discriminatory actions.

03.01.2024

Lawsuit Accuses Queens Hospital of Kidnapping Newborn in Violation of NY State Human Rights Law

QUEENS, NY –  Crumiller has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Long Island Jewish Medical Center (“LIJ”) alleging hospital staff illegally kidnapped a healthy baby boy while they conspired with the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to remove him from his mother’s care. The lawsuit comes one day after a proposed class action was [...]

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02.21.2024

Employee Spotlight: Kendall Rideout

Introducing Kendall, a Paralegal at Crumiller. She started at the firm as an administrative assistant and transitioned into her paralegal role a few months later. We are thrilled to have her as a member of the legal team!

02.16.2024

Five Fast Facts: Black History Month Edition

Black History Month takes place every February in honor of the contributions and sacrifices made by African Americans throughout U.S. history. Here are five fast facts relating to Black history with a particular focus on the legal field.

02.07.2024

Employee Spotlight: Hilary J. Orzick

Introducing our new employee spotlight series! Each month, we’ll dive into the things that motivate, inspire, and make each Crumiller team member aspire for a better tomorrow.

01.08.2024

Five Fast Facts about NYC’s Gender-Motivated Violence Act (GMVA)

The Gender-Motivated Violence Act (GMVA) is a little-known New York City law that puts power back into the hands of sex abuse survivors by allowing them to file civil lawsuits for a specific time period. It is also known as the Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Law (VGMVPL) or the Gender Motivated-Violence Protection Act (GMVPA). [...]

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01.04.2024

Susan Crumiller Joins Roundtable on Racial Disparities in Maternal Healthcare

On December 1, 2023, Susan Crumiller joined an esteemed panel at Brooklyn Law School to discuss disparities in maternal heathcare for women of color. The event was co-hosted by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn and Executive Director of Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Health, Science & Public Policy Karen Porter. The 16-person panel included experts ranging [...]

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12.08.2023

Susan Crumiller Explains What’s Next for the Adult Survivors Act on CBC Radio

On November 24, 2023, Susan Crumiller was interviewed on CBC Radio’s As it Happens about the Adult Survivors Act and what it means for survivors in New York. The Adult Survivors Act (ASA) opened a one-year lookback window that temporarily lifted the civil statute of limitations for sexual assaults committed against adults. Over 3,000 claims [...]

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12.06.2023

Introducing ‘Count on Crumiller’ a Feminist Newsletter

Introducing Count on Crumiller, a new kind of newsletter. Each month, we’ll be breaking down feminist legal news on the topics of discrimination, sexual abuse, and women’s rights. This newsletter is powered by Axios HQ, an AI-backed communications tool that is helping firms create impactful messaging at scale. Read our first two editions below: Want [...]

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12.04.2023

NYPD Covered Up Officer’s Sex Abuse, New Adult Survivors Act Lawsuit Alleges

NEW YORK, NY — Survivors Law Project has filed a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department (NYPD) for enabling and covering up a disturbing pattern of sexual violence by police officer Jamie Angelastro against a fellow officer. Plaintiff Meaghan Ciotti has served as an NYPD officer for more than 10 years. She claims [...]

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11.22.2023

Author Gina Tron Files Adult Survivors Act Lawsuit against Her Rapist

BROOKLYN, NY — Survivors Law Project is proud to represent author and survivor-advocate Gina Tron, whose compassionless treatment by police led the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to announce its ongoing investigation into the NYPD Special Victims Division (SVD). On November 16, 2023, Tron filed a lawsuit against her rapist, Saadi Ouaaz, under New York’s [...]

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11.17.2023

Nicole Moore’s Fight for Abortion Access Featured in Documentary “No One Asked You”

Crumiller client Nicole Moore was recently featured in No One Asked You, a feature-length documentary about the fight to save abortion rights. The film follows The Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead and her team at the advocacy non-profit Abortion Access Front for six years. Together they journey across the country while fighting to support abortion [...]

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11.15.2023

Jacob Eidinger Discusses the Emotional Side of Litigation on ‘This Legal Life’ Podcast

On October 23, 2023, Jacob Eidinger, Director of Marketing & Communications at Crumiller, appeared on This Legal Life: NOT Another Legal Podcast hosted by Ben Chiriboga, Chief Growth Officer at Nexl. At Crumiller, Jacob helps survivors of discrimination and abuse tell their stories to the media. He has worked on hundreds of high-profile lawsuits in [...]

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10.27.2023

Susan Crumiller Named Managing Partner of the Year at Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards

On October 18, 2023, Susan Crumiller accepted Corporate Counsel’s Managing Partner of the Year award, recognizing “women who have had a huge, impactful year.” She was honored at the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) Awards at The Roosevelt New Orleans. Susan founded Crumiller in 2016 after her former employer pressured her to cut [...]

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10.27.2023

Susan Crumiller Accepts New York Law Journal’s ‘Distinguished Leader’ Award

On October 4, 2023, Susan Crumiller accepted New York Law Journal’s Distinguished Leader award, which recognizes lawyers “who had great performances while demonstrating clear leadership skills.” She was one of few plaintiff-side attorneys honored at this year’s New York Legal Awards at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. In just seven years, Susan has grown [...]

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10.06.2023

Susan Crumiller Talks Widowhood Bias on ‘Financially Ever After’ Podcast

On October 3, 2023, employment lawyer Susan Crumiller appeared on the Financially Ever After Widowhood podcast alongside host Stacy Francis and career coach Kelly Joyce. As President and CEO of Francis Financial, Francis’s podcast aims to empower “women to take control of their financial future after the loss of a spouse.” Together, the trio delved [...]

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10.04.2023

Careers @ Crumiller

We are a feminist litigation firm that is well known for representing victims in high-profile sexual harassment and employment discrimination lawsuits. We have also teamed up with trailblazing victims’ rights law firm C.A. Goldberg PLLC to create the Survivors Law Project, fighting sex abuse and those who enable it. We have rigorous standards; the payoff [...]

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07.11.2023

Renowned Harassment Lawyer David Ratner Sued for Sexual Assault by Ex-Associate

NEW YORK, NY — Survivors Law Project is honored to represent attorney Kalisha Crawford in her claims of sexual assault, gender discrimination, and retaliation against David Ratner, the current founding partner of California litigation boutique Ratner Molineaux, LLP. The lawsuit alleges that Ratner sexually harassed and assaulted Ms. Crawford on multiple occasions between 2010-2011 while [...]

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06.06.2023

Equinox Hit with $11.25M Jury Verdict in Race & Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW YORK, NY – A Manhattan federal jury slapped luxury gym chain Equinox with an $11,250,000 verdict after fitness professional Röbynn Europe proved that she was subjected to a hostile work environment and ultimately fired based on her race and gender. One day after it reached a verdict on liability, a jury of five women and three men awarded [...]

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05.16.2023

Equinox Found Liable for Race & Gender Discrimination in Ex-Manager’s Wrongful Termination Suit

NEW YORK, NY – Luxury gym brand Equinox has been found liable in a race and gender discrimination lawsuit brought by fitness professional Röbynn Europe in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. A jury of five women and three men found that Equinox subjected Ms. Europe to a hostile work environment and unlawfully fired her on the basis of both her race and gender.

05.15.2023

Second Race Discrimination Lawsuit Filed against Planned Parenthood

NASHVILLE, TN – Crumiller is proud to represent Anna Flores, a Latina woman and community organizer who was unlawfully fired by Planned Parenthood for raising complaints of racist conduct by the organization’s leadership, as alleged in a federal lawsuit filed in the Middle District of Tennessee. Flores’s lawsuit is the second filed by Crumiller alleging [...]

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02.24.2023

Susan Crumiller to Discuss New Protections for Pregnant Workers at NYCLA CLE Webinar

Our founding attorney Susan Crumiller will deliver a virtual CLE presentation on January 19, 2023, titled, “Pregnancy & Caregiver Rights In the Workplace,” hosted by the New York County Lawyers Association. This webinar will include an overview of two new laws that provide critical protections for new and expecting moms. Both bills were recently signed [...]

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01.10.2023

Planned Parenthood’s Ex-Director of Multicultural Brand Engagement Files Race Discrimination and Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

NEW YORK, NY – Crumiller is proud to represent Nicole Moore, a Black woman and abortion rights advocate who was Planned Parenthood’s Director of Multicultural Brand Engagement at its Manhattan headquarters from January 2020 to November 2021. Today, Crumiller filed a federal lawsuit accusing Planned Parenthood of unlawfully firing her in retaliation for her multiple complaints [...]

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10.19.2022

Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Lorne Michaels to be Added to Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit against Horatio Sanz and NBC

NEW YORK, NY – Crumiller is proud to represent Jane Doe, the victim of child sex abuse by former Saturday Night Live star Horatio Sanz. Today, we filed in New York State Supreme Court a motion for leave to file a proposed Amended Complaint that adds Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan and Lorne Michaels as individual [...]

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08.23.2022

Lawsuit Accuses DiscGenics, Prominent Biopharma Firm Founded by ‘Dr. Death,’ of Being a ‘Nightmare’ for Female Employees

A new federal lawsuit accuses C-level executives at DiscGenics of repeatedly engaging in inappropriate and sexist behavior at work and pushing out two of its top employees for raising complaints to the company’s all-male board. DiscGenics is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company founded by Christopher Duntsch, the infamous failed neurosurgeon who was depicted in the drama series Dr. Death on Peacock, as well as a true crime documentary and podcast, for allegedly killing and/or injuring 33 patients. [...]

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05.23.2022

Open Letter to 770 Eastern Parkway

Rabbi Abraham Shemtov770 Eastern ParkwayBrooklyn, New York 11213 To Rabbi Abraham Shemtov or whomever it concerns, Our firm represents a young woman who was molested by a prominent member of the Chabad community, Hirschel Pekkar, when she was 5 years old, in 1991. Her father sought justice on her behalf via the rabbinical court in [...]

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11.03.2021

The Vengeful Adversary: Dirty Tactics & How to Fight Them Off

Our adversaries are getting more and more comfortable coloring outside the lines. Filing defamation cases based on demand letters, naming us attorneys in litigation to conflict us out, threatening extortion claims, are all creative ways that defense is trying to scare us in a misguided attempt to fend off meritorious cases. New SLAPP legislation can help, but only if you know how to use it. Don’t let sharp practice stop you from making big monetary demands, asserting aggressive claims, or speaking out on your client’s behalf. [...]

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01.22.2021

Doe v. NYC

“Jane Doe,” an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, was assaulted by an NYPD officer while at work in 2016. Despite reporting the incident and making repeated complaints to multiple supervisors, she began to give up any hope for resolution when a year had passed with no action. In 2019, Jane was raped by [...]

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10.21.2020

Women’s History Month 2020

In celebration of Women’s History Month for 2020, we chose to feature a different woman or organization each day – focusing on ‘unsung’ historical women who did something that no woman (or no one) had done before and modern women and organizations who continue the fight for gender equality every day. Arabella Mansfield Arabella Mansfield [...]

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03.31.2020

love, happiness, and pedicures

into the unKNOOOOOOOOOO- oh hi, didn’t see you there. Like many people, I’ve been thinking about gratitude this week.  Business owners read a LOT of personal development books and by far the #1 lesson out there is PRACTICE GRATITUDE!  Personally, I get in and out of the habit.  Of course there are times when I [...]

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11.27.2019

NYC Commission on Human Rights

This January, Susan testified before the NYC Commission on Human Rights at a hearing about Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination. January 2019 Hearing on Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination Update: The Report is Out! Click Here to read the NYC Commission on Human Rights’ report on pregnancy and caregiver discrimination. [...]

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08.25.2019

Why Caroline Cohen is the Woman for the Job (Civil Court Judge, 6th Municipal District)

Crumiller’s Senior Associate, Caroline Piela Cohen, is running for New York City Civil Court Judge in the 6th Municipal District.  Here’s why she is the woman for the job. I first met Caroline shortly after we both had our first children in the fall of 2012.  We had both joined a “Ditmas Park Moms” group.  [...]

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06.19.2019

Spotlight On: Genesis Fisher

When I graduated from NYU Law twelve years ago, I could not possibly have imagined how beautiful and resilient the friendships I formed would become, and what an important part of my life they would be.  (That handsome man in my lawyering section – how could I have guessed we would one day get married [...]

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12.20.2018

Pregnancy Discrimination Around the World: Mandatory Pregnancy Tests??

Just last month, a City College in the Phillippines issued a policy requiring all female dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy students to undergo pregnancy tests.  If the test comes back positive, the student may be prohibited from certain classes.  In the memo announcing the policy, the school requested that the deans from each school provide a [...]

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11.26.2018

5 Common Manifestations of Illegal Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Gender discrimination in the workplace is illegal, and occurrences are more regular than you may think. In fact, some forms of gender discrimination are so subtle that you may not even realize that you’ve been discriminated against. The Pew Research Center released the statistics on gender discrimination in the United States back in December 2017. [...]

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02.20.2018

What You Need and How to Apply for the Paid Family Leave Benefits Coming to New York in 2018

If you are an employed New Yorker, you are paying into Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits. You can take PFL whenever you have a new child (whether through birth, adoption, or foster care), when you have to care for a family member, or when you are deployed by the military. In this blog, we’ll list [...]

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01.20.2018

5 Red Flags for Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace isn’t always obvious. When employers and coworkers treat you differently because of your pregnancy, they may be doing so unconsciously or even out of (misplaced) concern for you — but in many cases, such treatment comes down to discrimination. If you’re pregnant, you’ve recently had a baby, or you’re considering starting [...]

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04.13.2017

Why Having ADD Makes Me a Great Attorney

Originality.  Creativity.  Charisma.  Energy.  Liveliness.  An unusual sense of humor.  Areas of intellectual brilliance.  Spunk. About 90% of the compliments I receive mention these qualities.  And it’s no coincidence that these are the traits common to those with ADD. ADD (aka ADHD – the terms are interchangeable) is highly misunderstood.  Some people might ask, why on earth [...]

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10.05.2016

Pregnancy Rights Primer

Pregnancy rights are integral to the American economy and the American family. Better late than never, society is finally coming to recognize it. Women are smart, capable, and dedicated workers, and guess what – many of us have kids! New York City has one of the best pregnancy discrimination laws in the country. The New [...]

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09.20.2016

How to Negotiate With Your Jerk Boss: A Litigator’s Guide From the Trenches (Part I)

Every woman who strives for success, to attain the best for herself and her family if she has one, must negotiate at some point in her life. Negotiation is scary and unpleasant for many because it involves confrontation, and many people haven’t developed the skills yet to handle confrontation without stress. Negotiation with your boss [...]

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09.20.2016

Utah v Streiff: A Historic Dissent

Although Crumiller P.C. doesn’t focus on issues of race specifically, I am a firm believer in the necessity of fighting racism in achieving equality for all. While we focus on issues of family rights – pregnancy discrimination, maternity and paternity leave – which are not specifically racial issues, we find that, as in all areas, [...]

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09.20.2016
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