Molly Smithsimon joined the firm in 2007. She is an experienced trial attorney who has tried civil rights cases before juries in federal court.

Her diverse practice at the firm includes representing individuals, classes of individuals, and companies in matters including employment discrimination; wage claims; and tort and contract disputes. She has briefed appeals in both the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the First Department Appellate Division.

She also represents executives and employees in negotiating employment contracts, severance pay, and separation agreements.

Ms. Smithsimon is a certified mediator and supports resolving litigation through alternative dispute resolution when appropriate.

Previously, Ms. Smithsimon was Director of the Tenant Advocacy Project at Community Service Society.

During law school, Ms. Smithsimon worked with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco, California and at the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 2002
  • Brown University, B.A., 1993


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York


  • Private Lives, Public Spaces: The Surveillance State, Dissent Magazine, Winter 2003 at 43. Reprinted in Howard P. Chudacoff et al., Major Problems in American Urban and Suburban History, (2d ed. 2005)


  • New York County Lawyers Association; National Employment Lawyers Association/New York


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