Maya Brodziak

+1 212 202 3172

Maya counsels and represents clients in complex commercial litigation, federal civil investigations, and criminal defense. She brings her extensive skills in research and analysis to bear on complex or novel legal issues, from the False Claims Act to questions of privacy and technology.

Maya’s practice focuses on a variety of litigation and pre-litigation matters, including commercial contract disputes, government investigations, and criminal work. As a former district court clerk, she leverages her insight into the trial process to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.

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Federal criminal defense case including questions of tech privacy: Conducted extensive research and drafted memo on current Fourth Amendment case law on border searches of electronic devices.

Hospitality industry contract matter with international facets: Drafted motion for alternative service for a party that recently moved abroad; successfully served the party using Hague Convention protocols.

Federal civil investigation: Managed document production, assisted in preparing witnesses for deposition, and conducted extensive research on the False Claims Act.

Breach of contract action: Representing a health insurance company, took the lead on drafting a successful motion to consolidate two breach of contract actions in different counties.

Other notable work includes:

  • Lawyers for Children: As a Skadden Foundation Fellow, spearheaded the School Discipline Advocacy Project, representing children in foster care in Manhattan Family Court and school discipline administrative hearings to protect their educational rights by reducing the disproportionate use of suspension and expulsion.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center: Wrote research memos on school discipline and juvenile justice issues. Assisted lawyers with gathering witness information and evidence for trial; drafted amicus brief on state access to justice issue.
  • Judiciary Committee Law Clerk: As law clerk to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, conducted legal research on voting rights, state sovereign immunity and military employment rights, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, campaign finance, and judicial nominations.


Skadden Foundation Fellowship (2016-2018)


Board Member and Vice President, College Division, the Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program (2019-present)