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Megan R. Siniscalchi

Partner

Biography

Ms. Siniscalchi focuses her practice on the defense of corporations and educational institutions in a variety of civil and commercial litigation matters involving education law, civil rights law, general liability and premises liability. She has experience advocating on behalf of her clients in both the First and Second Department Appellate Divisions in New York.

Ms. Siniscalchi also handles insurance coverage matters on behalf of domestic and foreign insurance companies involving mass casualty loss, pharmaceutical drug recalls, environmental and pollution claims, automobile recalls, and asbestos claims. She acts as monitoring counsel for state court litigations across the country and Multi-District Litigation in federal court.

Additionally, Ms. Siniscalchi counsels higher education institutions on employment matters, regulatory compliance, contract review, policy drafting, liability risk and preventative measures. She has an in depth understanding of the laws that impact educational institutions, including Title VII, Title IX, VAWA, the Campus SaVE Act, the Clery Act, NYS Education Law Article 129-B, the ADA and FERPA. Ms. Siniscalchi regularly conducts trainings for investigators of discrimination claims and has acted as an impartial investigator herself on behalf of institutions. She also has experience defending liability claims related to alleged sexual assaults and harassment.

Outside of work, Ms. Siniscalchi serves as Chair of the Young Professionals Board of Exhale to Inhale, a nonprofit that provides resources to survivors of domestic violence. She also enjoys traveling, working with rescue dogs and performing in musicals with other attorneys through the City Bar Association and Inn of Court.

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • B.A., University of California Los Angeles, cum laude

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York American Inn of Court
  • Entertainment Committee of the NYC Bar Association
  • NACUA (National Association of College and University Attorneys)

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Distinctions

  • Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, Associate Editor
  • Fordham Moot Court Board, Staff Member
  • First Year Legal Writing Program Teaching Assistant
  • Amy L. Reiss Endowed Scholarship Recipient, 2012- 2015
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, Magna Cum Laude, 2015

Reported Decisions

Keech v. 30 East 85th Street Company LLC, et al., 154 A.D.3d 504 (1st Dep’t 2017)