Iris Velasquez

Associate

New York

(212) 453-3927

(212) 509-9492

Iris handles a wide range of commercial litigation matters including those involving breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, and breach of fiduciary duty. She has experience with all phases of litigation, including case assessment and development, pre-trial pleadings and motions, discovery, trial preparation, and appeals.

Prior to joining the firm as a summer associate in 2018, Iris was a legal intern at Make the Road New York where she focused on immigration matters, specifically working with asylum applicants and petitioners for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. During her time as an undergraduate, Iris was a college student intern with the Immigration Law Unit at The Legal Aid Society assisting clients with applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and asylum, under attorney supervision.

Iris earned her bachelor’s degree from New York University. Iris earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law where she was an associate editor on the Fordham Moot Court Board, and a competing member of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Team. She was also a member of the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law. Iris is a native Spanish speaker.

 

Publications

Indiana Supreme Court Refuses to Hold Commercial Crime Policy Covers Ransomware Attack [Casualty Coverage Chronicle Blog]

June 30, 2021

Typically, comprehensive cyber insurance policies, rather than commercial crime policies, respond to claims of data breach and other cybercrimes. With the rise in hacking and ransomware attacks worldwide, businesses that may have chosen not to purchase cyber insurance may find themselves without...

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2019
  • New York University, B.A., 2016
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York