Patricia Schiraldi is an associate in the Litigation Department and is based in the New Jersey office. Patricia, previously a summer associate with the firm, has handled civil and criminal litigation matters, including commercial, construction, and white-collar criminal lawsuits and investigations.
In May 2017, Patricia successfully argued before the First Judicial Department, New York Supreme Court in connection with her representation of an individual who was serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon. In a unanimous decision, the First Department reversed the trial court’s decision and changed the law in New York State regarding jury instructions for temporary and innocent possession of a weapon.
Patricia received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While at law school, Patricia was inducted into the Moot Court Honor Society, and competed in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, where she was awarded Best Oralist. She also worked as a law clerk for the New York State Inspector General’s Office. Upon graduation, Patricia was awarded the Jacob Burns Medal for Outstanding Achievement.
Prior to law school, Patricia received a B.A. in Political Science and in Criminal Justice, as well as a M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany. She also received the prestigious President’s Award for leadership, and taught various courses as an Adjunct Professor for the School of Criminal Justice.
Patricia is currently admitted to practice law in New Jersey, and her New York admission is pending. Patricia is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2017
State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 2012
State University of New York at Albany, M.A., 2012
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