Maria concentrates her practice on civil litigation involving class actions, commercial contract disputes, and product liability defense. She has experience in all phases of litigation, from initiation of suit through trial proceedings. She represents clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, and insurance. She also provides regulatory advice in the food and beverage and consumer products industries.
Maria represents BIPA defendants in multiple BIPA class actions brought against employers using finger-scan timekeeping systems. Her experience includes drafting dispositive motions raising novel arguments due to rapidly changing BIPA case law, and drafting written discovery.
While in law school, Maria was an editorial assistant for former U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald J. Hedges and a legal intern for the office of the New York State Attorney General Consumer Frauds & Protection Bureau. She was also a teaching assistant for Civil Procedure and a research assistant for Professor Deborah Pearlstein.
Maria earned her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Maria earned her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Maria is a native Russian and Bengali speaker.