Cuti Hecker Wang

Education

Columbia University, J.D., 1996

  • James Kent Scholar
  • Jane Marks Murphy Prize,
    Human Rights Law Review

Harvard University, A.B.,
magna cum laude, 1990

  • John Harvard and Elizabeth Agassiz Scholarships

Clerkship

  • Hon. Sterling Johnson, Jr.,
    U.S. District Court for the E.D.N.Y.
    (1996-97)

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Memberships

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • NELA/NY
    (Board Member, 2007 - 2010)
  • National Lawyers Guild

Selected Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference, 2011, Seattle, Washington, Panel on Use of Technology to Track Employees
  • New York State Bar Ass’n Labor & Employment Law Section Fall 2011 Meeting, Panel on Retainer Agreements
  • ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference, 2010, Chicago, Illinois, Panel on Damages
  • NELA/NY, Spring 2009, Panel on Damages Experts
  • Federal Bar Council, Panel on Section 1983 Litigation for Federal Law Clerks, 2007
  • "The European Convention on Human Rights and Media Law" in Yearbook of Copyright & Media Law (Oxford University Press, 2002) (with Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC)
  • "Elements of Effective Anti-Discrimination Law" in Interights Bulletin, Vol. 13, no. 4 (2001): Racism and Related Intolerance (co-editor)
  • "The International Tribunal for Rwanda: Opportunities for Clarification, Opportunities for Impact," 27 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 177 (1995)

 

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Mariann Meier Wang Cuti Hecker Wang

Mariann Meier Wang

Mariann Meier Wang is an experienced trial lawyer and advocate. Her practice focuses on civil rights litigation, including sexual and racial assaults and harassment, retaliation, childhood sexual abuse, employment and housing discrimination, labor law violations, police misconduct, First Amendment, prisoners' rights, and sexual orientation discrimination, and on commercial litigation, including trademark infringement, contract, and tort disputes. She has served as both individual and class counsel for systemic allegations seeking both monetary damages and injunctive relief. Prior to founding Cuti Hecker Wang LLP, Mariann Meier Wang was a partner at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, and also previously worked at the ACLU and an international human rights law group in London.

Representative Cases

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse
Represents a number of individuals who have suffered severe sexual harassment, assault or abuse in a variety of contexts, including employment, housing, education and other contexts through both confidential mediations and litigation. For example:

  • Representing over twenty-five childhood sexual abuse victims at different educational institutions who were abused by teachers and/or coaches, including survivors of abuse at the Horace Mann School in New York City, as well as Bobby Davis and Michael Lang with respect to their claims against Syracuse University and basketball coach Jim Boeheim for statements made concerning their reports that associate coach Bernie Fine sexually abused them as children;
  • Litigated an action in federal court on behalf of a woman who suffered a sexual assault at her office, by her supervisor, and was then retaliated against when she reported it;
  • Negotiated a settlement for a woman who was sexually harassed for months, and then assaulted, by her boss;
  • Represented a woman who was raped by a co-worker and then fired when she reported it;
  • Successfully represented a female tenant against a Brooklyn landlord who sexually assaulted/harassed her in her home.

In re Financial Services Company
Obtained over $650,000 in lost wages, emotional harm and fees and costs in an arbitration for an individual who was called racist names by his supervisor on a trading floor, and then fired after he complained.

Dunloy v. BGC Financial Services, Inc.
Representing Plaintiff Kelly Dunloy who was subjected to a sexualized atmosphere on the trading floor and to direct sexual harassment by the head of her desk in a pending litigation in the SDNY. Successfully defeated BGC's motion to compel arbitration.

Vilkhu v. City of New York
Obtained a jury verdict for Mr. Vilkhu, who was beaten by two NYPD officers, despite the fact that there were no eye-witnesses and the officers denied that the incident occurred. Collected over half a million dollars in damages and fees.

Cruz v. Nieves
Obtained jury verdict for a gay man who was subjected to vicious homophobic harassment while he lived in a Bronx apartment building, based on New York State and City laws prohibiting housing discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Todd v. Potak Real Estate et al.
Successfully represented an African American attorney whose offer to purchase a luxury condominium in Brooklyn was rejected even though it was above the asking price.

Katz & Nocera v. Brown Harris Stevens
Successfully resolved a putative federal class action on behalf of renters who alleged that real estate agents were refusing to rent them certain apartments because they had children.

McBean v. City of New York
Litigated a class action that resulted in extensive injunctive relief, including a special monitor for two years, and a $33 million settlement for 100,000 persons who were illegally strip searched upon admission to Rikers after being arraigned solely on misdemeanor or lesser offenses.

In re Utility Company
Represents three women in non-traditional jobs who suffered retaliation and demotions after reporting sexual harassment and sex discrimination in the form of unequal job opportunities and training.

Trademark Infringement
Successfully represented several companies in prosecuting and defending against trademark infringement actions, including a large luxury clothing retailer, an urban music company, and a radio show.

Contract Disputes and Business Torts
Successfully represented numerous small businesses and publicly held corporations in a wide range of commercial cases alleging business torts and contract disputes.

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