Denise M. is an experienced litigator with a broad background, including complex business litigation, employment law, immigration, environmental law, and securities litigation. Denise has handled all aspects of litigation from pre-litigation and pleadings, complex motions, discovery, trial, and appeals.
Denise graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1998, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, Denise was a Teaching Assistant for Civil Procedure. She also was a summer legal intern for the Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy, Chief Judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of New York. Denise obtained her B.A, magna cum laude, in politics from Ithaca College in 1995.
After law school, Denise joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP where she handled a wide array of cases including, complex business litigation, antitrust, securities, and insurance. At Gibson, Denise served as lead counsel on an immigration matter and on a family court appeal, participated in dispositive motions and discovery in numerous areas of law, and worked on multiple complex cases.
Denise joined the United States Attorney’s Office, for the Eastern District of New York as an A.U.S.A. in the Civil Division where she was responsible for an onerous and diverse caseload, including employment discrimination, immigration, environmental, civil and criminal forfeiture. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Denise took several cases to trial, took and defended numerous depositions, prepared a variety of dispositive motions, argued several cases to the Court of Appeals, investigated and initiated complaints, and defended administrative matters in the district court.
Denise volunteered at Catholic Charities, Immigration Services, primarily by preparing pleadings under the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status provisions.
Denise affiliated with Montage Legal Group’s freelance attorney platform in 2017. She is admitted to practice law in California and New York, as well as the N.D. Cal., S.D.N.Y, E.D.N.Y., and Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 9th Circuits.