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

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2015
    Order of the Coif

    Head de novo Editor, Cardozo Law Review
  • B.S., cum laude, Stony Brook University, 2012

Languages

  • Spanish
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Cindy E. Zuniga

Associate

Cindy Zuniga focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts. She has assisted clients with litigation involving contract disputes, class action defense, and other commercial matters. She has also worked on matters involving internal investigations, and employment advice and counseling. Cindy maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients in asylum matters. Prior to law school, Cindy interned for the offices of Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Hillary Clinton.

Significant Matters

  • Acting as lead associate in actions involving internal corporate governance issues, breach of contract, fraud, and defamation claims in connection with a national nonprofit organization. Cindy's role included drafting briefs, including a motion to dismiss, drafting pleadings, legal research, and discovery.
  • Defending numerous food and dietary supplement manufacturers, distributors, and retailers against putative class action claims alleging violations arising under federal laws, such as the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Nutritional Labeling and Education Act, and various state consumer protection laws. Cindy's role included drafting pleadings, discovery requests and responses, and pretrial motions.
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment for a commercial seller in connection with a purchase and sales agreement dispute concerning escrow funds in the sale of a commercial property. Cindy's role included drafting critical motions, including the motion for summary judgment that resulted in a favorable ruling for the client.
  • Successfully obtaining temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions against numerous sellers of counterfeit consumer goods, including online sellers operating anonymously on e-commerce marketplaces. Cindy's role included compiling factual information and drafting of the complaint, motions for preliminary injunction, and settlement documents.
  • Working as part of a team that defended a state agency in a commercial action alleging breach of contract claims brought by a disaster recovery contractor against the state. Cindy's work focused on conducting legal research on complex discovery issues, including the deliberative process privilege.
  • Conducting an internal investigation for an educational international nonprofit organization relating to allegations of employee misconduct.
  • Advising and counseling a luxury boutique hotel in defending against harassment and retaliation claims in the workplace. Cindy assisted in conducting the onsite harassment training sessions for the hotel staff and management in English and Spanish, reviewed the company‚Äôs anti-harassment and discrimination policies, and translated company guidelines to Spanish.