Alice Goldman Reiter
Alice Reiter is an experienced litigator and advocate. Her diverse practice spans a variety of practice areas, including housing discrimination, employment discrimination and retaliation, sexual assault and abuse, police misconduct and prisoners’ rights, and commercial matters. Prior to joining Cuti Hecker Wang in 2013, Alice worked as an associate at a large commercial firm in New York City and as a law clerk for Hon. Barbara S. Jones of the Southern District of New York. Alice is a recipient of the 2015 Fair Housing Justice Center’s Acting for Justice Award.
J.D., New York University School of Law, 2010, cum laude
- Robert McKay Scholar
- Articles Editor, Journal of Legislation and Public Policy
B.A., Yale University, 2004
- Hon. Barbara S. Jones, U.S. District Court for the S.D.N.Y.
- New York
- United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York
Professional and Community Activities
Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network at NYU Law, Mentor
Represented the New York Senate in defense of the congressional, Senate, and Assembly district lines that were enacted in 2022 following the release of the results of the 2020 Census. Argued the case on appeal to the Appellate Division on April 20, 2022. Read extensive coverage of the lawsuit in the New York Times.
Fair Housing Justice Center v. JDS Development LLC et al.
Obtained landmark settlement on behalf of a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and strengthening the enforcement of fair housing laws in a case alleging widespread violation of the accessibility requirements of the federal Fair Housing Act and the New York City Human Rights Law at the American Copper Buildings, a pair of luxury residential rental towers in Manhattan. The agreement required extensive retrofitting of widespread barriers to access, a $2.9 million monetary payment, and other injunctive relief. When the owners failed to complete the retrofitting by the deadlines the firm brought an enforcement action and obtained an additional $800,000 in damages.
Demski et al. v. City of New York
Represents two sexual assault survivors in systemic lawsuit against the NYPD for its discriminatory failures to adequately and properly investigate reports of sexual assaults in violation of the New York City Human Rights Law. Read extensive news coverage of our firm’s efforts to bring about systemic change within the NYPD.
2020 Presidential Election
Participated with national team of lawyers advising state attorneys general on constitutional and state-law issues regarding election administration, ballot canvassing and counting, recounts, and election contests.
Employment Discrimination and Retaliation
Successfully represented dozens of individuals in litigation and negotiations who, on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, age, religion, and/or sexual orientation, suffered harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation in the workplace.
Sexual Assault and Abuse
Successfully represented hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse and assault, through both litigation and by resolving their claims amicably, including victims preyed upon by doctors, teachers, priests, family members, and other powerful individuals.
Jane Doe v. Utility Company
Represented numerous plaintiffs – all women who worked non-traditional jobs in the field and were subjected to discrimination and retaliation in their male-dominated workplaces – in EEOC proceedings and federal court litigation, obtaining both money damages and broad injunctive relief that required the Company to change its policies.
Fair Housing Justice Center v. Ulster Savings Bank
Represented Fair Housing Justice Center and individuals following two-year investigation in injunctive and damages litigation against Ulster Savings Bank for racially discriminatory lending practices.
Barbee v. City of New York
Represented York College student in Section 1983 action stemming from physical assault by officers on campus.
Moreland Commission Investigation
Represented parties in State government investigation regarding lobbying and ethical issues.