Sandra Musumeci is a member of the Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Groups. Sandra's civil practice includes representing corporations, private equity funds and non-profit organizations in a range of complex commercial and securities-related disputes, including contracts, fraud, real estate, employment, class action and shareholder claims. She has appeared in state and federal court proceedings as well as arbitrations. Sandra also represents and advises corporations and individuals in criminal matters and government and internal investigations. Sandra has extensive international experience, having completed a secondment in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.
Sandra's pro bono practice includes advocating on behalf of victims of domestic violence in immigration proceedings and representing individuals in civil rights and criminal-law related matters.
Prior to joining Kirkland in 2009, she prosecuted criminal cases for seven years at the New York District Attorney's Office, where she was a Criminal Court Supervisor and member of the Sex Crimes Unit. As an Assistant District Attorney, Sandra first-chaired more than 15 jury trials and directed dozens of grand jury investigations.
First-chair trial counsel in jury trial in New York state court defending closely-held corporation against claims of fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty brought by former shareholders.
Obtained partial summary judgment and favorable settlement for client in federal mass action litigation arising from client's involvement in failed real estate development in Florida.
Coordinated nationwide class notice effort for two multibillion dollar class action settlements.
Counseled international leadership of Fortune Global 500 corporation regarding development and implementation of internal policies against backdrop of U.S. litigation issues.
Represented investor seeking to recover losses when money market fund "broke the buck" in 2008.
Successfully pursued claims and obtained money settlement for pro bono client in federal civil rights suit against municipality.
Assistant District Attorney, New York District Attorney's Office, 2001-2008
Kirkland & Ellis, Summer Associate, 1999