Sophia Porotsky

Associate

Sophia Porotsky focuses her practice on complex civil litigation. Sophia has represented clients in a broad range of matters, including shareholder demand investigations and derivative actions on behalf of independent board committees, securities class action defense, federal and state government enforcement defense, and white collar criminal defense. Prior to joining Venable, she worked as an associate at a New York-based boutique litigation firm.

In law school, Sophia was an award-winning competitor and executive board member of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocates and a member of the Moot Court team. She also spent two semesters as a legal intern in Fordham's Federal Litigation Clinic, representing indigent clients in civil and criminal proceedings in district court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. magna cum laude Fordham University School of Law 2021
    • Order of the Coif
    • Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics
    • Associate editor, International Law Journal
    • Fordham Legal Writing Award
    • Mary Daly Scholar
    • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
    • Public Interest Resource Center Student Leadership Award
  • M.A. Security and Diplomacy Tel Aviv University 2018
  • M.A. International Relations University of St Andrews 2013

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
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Clerk Experience

  • The Honorable Claire V. Eagan U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma