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William L. Schleifer

William L. Schleifer is a graduate of New York University and received a Juris Doctorate Degree, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law. He was admitted to practice before the Courts of the States of New York and Connecticut and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York in 2010, and was admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2012.

While in law school, William was an intern for the Honorable Harold Baer Jr., in the Southern District of New York and worked as a law clerk in New York Life Insurance’s Office of General Counsel. Prior to joining CG&P, William represented New York business owners in complex commercial litigation cases in both state and federal court. He has been named to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars Lists in the area of Personal Injury Defense in 2017-2019. William is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and has judged the brief writing portion of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Moot Court competition.


Renton D. Persaud

Renton D. Persaud graduated, summa cum laude, from St. John’s University and received a Juris Doctorate Degree from St. John’s University School of Law as a Dean’s List Graduate. He was admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York in 2011 and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in 2012.

While in law school, Renton was a William J. Fitzpatrick Scholar and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. Prior to joining CG&P, Renton gained experience working in private practice in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, general litigation, civil rights litigation, criminal law, appellate practice, trusts and estates, and real estate. Renton is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.


Ian L. Glick

Ian L. Glick is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a Juris Doctorate Degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He was admitted to practice before the Courts of New Jersey in 2013 and the Courts of the State of New York in 2014.

While in law school, Ian interned for the Honorable Martin Shulman of the Supreme Court, New York County, and the Appellate Term, First Department. He was a Student Editor-in-Chief for the New York Environmental Lawyer and was a Staff Member on the Journal of International & Comparative Law and the N.Y. International Law Review. Prior to joining CG&P, Ian gained experience working in private practice in the areas of personal injury litigation, general litigation, real estate, corporate law, and landlord tenant. Ian is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association.


Jenna L. Fierstein

Jenna L. Fierstein graduated, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Binghamton and received a Juris Doctorate Degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law. She was admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York in 2016.

While in law school, Jenna worked as a student caseworker in Washington & Lee’s Black Lung Clinic, where she represented claimants in complex administrative litigation under the federal Black Lung Benefits Act. Prior to joining CG&P, Jenna gained experience in private practice brokering and underwriting environmental insurance policies. Jenna is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, for which she serves on the Environmental Law Committee and Science & Law Committee.


Lauren E. Russo

Lauren E. Russo graduated, cum laude, from New York University and received a Juris Doctorate Degree from St. John’s University School of Law. She was admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York in 2017.

While in law school, Lauren served as managing editor for both the St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law as well as the New York International Law Review. Additionally, she was president of the Women’s Law Society and served on the Student Bar Association. She received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Advanced Torts. Prior to joining CG&P, Lauren worked as an associate at a firm specializing in matrimonial law. Lauren is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.


Alexandra N. Nieto

Alexandra N. Nieto is a graduate of Colgate University and received a Juris Doctorate Degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She was admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York in 2020.

While in law school, Alexandra was a student clerk for the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York. She was a Notes Editor for the Cardozo Law Review, and her Student Note on Familial DNA Searching was published in 2019. Prior to joining CG&P, Alexandra gained experience working in private practice in the areas of employment discrimination and shareholder disputes. Alexandra is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association.


Timothy A. Jenks

Timothy A. Jenks graduated from the University of Vermont and received a Juris Doctorate Degree from New York Law School. He was admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York in 2016. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. While in law school, Tim competed as a member of the Moot Court Association.

Prior to joining CG&P, Tim worked with some of the largest and most prominent firms in the state where he specialized in general liability. He has successfully litigated matters throughout the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Tim is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association, where he participates in
the student mentoring program.


Michael E. Levy

Michael E. Levy graduated, cum laude, from Northeastern University and received his Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He was admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York in 2021.

While in law school, Michael was an Associate Editor for the International and Comparative Policy, Ethics and Law Review, and his note about the expanding scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) was published in that same journal. Prior to joining CG&P, Michael gained experience working as an associate at a firm specializing in Fair Labor Standards Act claims. Michael is a member of the New York Bar Association.


Jacob S. Gassner

Jacob S. Gassner received dual undergraduate degrees from Thomas Edison State University and Rabbinical Seminary of America, and received his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. He was admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York in 2021.

While in law school, Jacob was a staff member of the Commercial Division Online Law Report. Prior to joining CG&P, Jacob gained experience working in private practice in the areas of medical malpractice litigation, personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and trusts and estates, at firms based in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island. Jacob is a member of the New York State Bar Association.