Cindy E. Zuniga

Associate
Zuniga Cindy

Cindy Zuniga focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts. Cindy 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.

Experience

Representative 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. Work 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 (FD&C Act) and the Nutritional Labeling and Education Act (NLEA), and various state consumer protection laws. Work 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. Work 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. Work 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. 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—assisted in conducting the onsite harassment training sessions for the hotel staff and management in English and Spanish, reviewed the company’s anti-harassment and discrimination policies, and translated company guidelines into Spanish

Insights

Credentials
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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

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

Languages

  • Spanish

Recognition
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  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America's Ones to Watch, 2021
  • Named a "Top Latino Leader Under 40" by Prospanica New York, 2019