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Sandra Musumeci

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

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Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
New York, NY
Phone 1: 212-660-1032

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As a litigator who has practiced in both the public and private sectors, as a prosecutor and defense attorney, and in the criminal and civil contexts, I serve my clients with a strategic and practical approach to problem-solving, sound judgment, an innate sense of justice, and a tireless work ethic. My practice includes the representation of businesses, individuals, colleges and universities, and not-for-profit organizations in a range of matters, including government, internal, and Title IX investigations, regulatory inquiries, and civil disputes.  I also have experience monitoring complex organizations for systemic issues and policy review, and I counsel clients proactively regarding risk management and mitigation involving a range of compliance and emerging issues, including those related to employment, sexual misconduct, and discrimination.

I am an alum of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office under the legendary Robert M. Morgenthau, where I was trained to work hard, intelligently, and ethically.  I served as the first Deputy Inspector General for the New York City Police Department in the New York City Department of Investigation, where I helped establish and structure a public office to monitor the nation's largest police force.  In that role, I oversaw a team that investigated problems, published reports, and issued recommendations about important policing issues affecting everyday New Yorkers using a multidisciplinary, data-driven approach.  In private practice, I have been a partner at a major international white-shoe law firm, and now, at a smaller, more personal and client-centered firm specializing in litigation and white collar representation.  My practice is diverse but my commitment to my clients is always central. 

In my personal life, I am the proud mother of two young boys, the owner of a loving and energetic pointer, and a weekend warrior who loves running, yoga, savoring the buzz and beauty of New York City, and traveling away from the city when the opportunity arises.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Crisis Management
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Government Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Title IX
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime