Samantha Plesser

Samantha Plesser

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Samantha Plesser most recently received a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from The New School of Public Engagement and is an attorney in New York City with more than five years’ experience monetizing labor and employment risks within government and corporate affairs teams of consumer goods, retail and professional services sectors. She also holds two Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Jurist Doctorate from Cornell Law School. Her diverse skills include researching and writing about regulatory policy, analyzing ROI, and increasing engagement across human rights, justice and supply chain issues. Realizing that to make a tangible difference in areas she is passionate about – corporate sustainability and business ethics, Samantha needed to focus on public policy and therefore returned to study her MS in Management & Public Policy. She thrives in diverse cultural settings shown by her pro bono leadership with the Open Society, the UN Department of Economic & Social Affairs and Legal Aid Society. Most recently Samantha was selected as a Net Impact Service Corps Consultant to design a strategic plan for market expansion into the US for the nonprofit, No Strings Attached. She subsequently was asked to participate in a pilot program with Acumen and Net Impact working using Human Centered Design (HCD) to solve real world problems. After graduating from Cornell Law School, Samantha worked at Liddle & Robinson, LLP as an associate during the height of the financial crisis at a law firm whose primary client base were investment banks and hedge funds. There she played an integral role in regulatory, compliance, and labor cases for her client base and was co-counsel in over ten trials from start to finish. She received the New York State Rising Star Award in February 2013, given to the top 1% of attorneys in New York State practicing less than ten years. She is a published writer having written for more than 30 journals on labor rights,

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Securities Law
  • International Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Corporate Goverance
Professional Experience
Associate
Liddle & Robinson, LLP
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Worked on complex commercial arbitrations and federal and state litigations primarily focused on customer and broker-dealer related disputes
Associate
Youth Represent
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Youth Represent is a holistic youth defense and advocacy non-profit organization. Our mission is to ensure that young people affected by the criminal justice system are afforded every opportunity to reclaim lives of dignity, self-fulfillment, and engagement in their communities.
Summer Associate
Troutman Sanders LLP
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Summer Associate, Offer Extended
Education
New School University
M.S. (2015) | Management and Policy
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Thesis recognized as one of two in graduating class; Merit Scholarship and Accelerated Degree
Activities: Writer, The New Context; Independent Field Work (Legal Consultant, The New Village Press; Writer and Editor, The World Policy Journal; Legal Research for Former Head of United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA); Legal Consultant for Vera List Center, a political and arts think tank; Legal Associate, The Open Society Foundation, National Security and Counter-terrorism Division)
Cornell University
J.D. (2009) | Law
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First Year Summer: Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Division, New York
Honors: Externship at WNET, Office of General Counsel; Editor at Journal of Law & Public Policy; Selected to Clerk at Northern District of New York
Activities: Moot Court; Volunteer, Tompkins County Animal Shelter; Co-Founder, Ms. JD (ms-jd.org/)
Brown University
B.A. (2005) | Literature; Psychology (cum laude in both degrees)
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As part of Students Against Domestic Violence, part of effort to implement policy changes in campus legislation to allow for anonymity during legal proceedings for those students that were victims of rape on campus.
Honors: William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize; honors thesis published by Brown University Press
Activities: opinions columnist and features writer on Brown Daily Herald; teaching assistant, Psych I; selected member, Students Against Domestic Violence
Professional Associations
Norwood Club
Selected Member
- Current
Activities: International Literary Arts Society
Net Impact Professional Development Chapter
Service Corps Member
- Current
Activities: Selected Participant in Pilot HCD Program; Project Manager, Service Corps Program; Consultant
New York Public Library
Young Lions Member
- Current
Theatre Development Association
Member
- Current
Theatre Development Association
Member
- Current
Theatre Development Association
Member
- Current
New York State Bar # 4845368
Attorney
- Current
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Committee Member: Legal History; Disability Rights
- Current
New York County Lawyers' Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Committee Member: Law & Literature
Publications
Certifications
Bar Admission: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York State
New York State Bar
Master of Science in Management and Policy
New School of Public Engagement
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Contact & Map
Milano School
130 West 79th St
Apt. 3B
New York, NY 10024
USA
Telephone: (401) 935-9391