Are you a survivor of sexual assault or abuse from years ago?
The Adult Survivors Act (the “ASA”) is a landmark new law that re-opens the statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims in New York, even if the victim was an adult at the time of the abuse. If you are a survivor of sexual assault or abuse, no matter when the assault occurred, we can help you learn about pursuing your rights.
Because the ASA re-opens the statute of limitations, you may be able to pursue your claim even if the abuse occurred decades ago.
The ASA establishes a one-year look-back window.
The ASA is modeled on the Child Victims Act (the “CVA”), which created a look-back window for survivors of sexual assault who were under the age of 18 at the time of the assault. The CVA resulted in over eight thousand lawsuits and has been incredibly effective at holding institutions accountable for long-ago abuse of children.
The CVA only applied to cases of abuse where the victim was under eighteen years of age at the time of the abuse. The newly-enacted ASA creates a similar one-year look-back window for survivors of sexual abuse who were over eighteen years old at the time of abuse and whose claims are presently time barred.
NYC’s Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act establishes a two-year look-back window.
A two-year look-back window opened on March 1, 2023 for sexual assault that qualifies under New York City’s Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act. This law may provide an additional avenue to pursue your claim.
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We have obtained justice for hundreds of women and men who were assaulted or abused when they were minors. We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for our CVA clients.
Our institutional sexual abuse practice is led by Mariann Meier Wang, who is widely recognized as one of the leading attorneys in this field. Mariann is assisted by the firm’s six other lawyers, many of whom have been designated “SuperLawyers” and “Top Women Attorneys.”
Our approach combines high quality advocacy on behalf of our clients with a genuine sensitivity to victims’ experiences and their day-to-day struggles to process and cope with the harm they suffered. Above all, we represent our clients with compassion and dedication while at the same time leveraging our legal expertise to hold perpetrators and the institutions that enabled them accountable.
We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for survivors.
The enactment of the ASA creates a truly extraordinary opportunity for survivors of adult sexual assault and abuse to seek justice for the unspeakable acts that continue to injure them years or even decades later. It would be our privilege to help you evaluate your potential ASA claim and help you understand whether you have an opportunity to pursue your claim.
We’ve represented dozens of survivors of Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse by supporting them in criminal prosecutions, filing federal civil lawsuits to pursue their claims, and assisting them in seeking compensation through an administrative fund process we helped to create.
We are pursuing federal civil claims on behalf of a rape victim of Harvey Weinstein, whose testimony at the criminal trial led to his 20-year prison sentence.
We are actively pursuing a lawsuit against the NYPD for its discriminatory provision of investigative services to survivors of sexual assault.
We represented former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos in her lawsuit against Donald Trump for defaming her when he falsely denied that he had assaulted her.
Our firm helped to advocate for the ASA’s passage so that we could continue to help survivors seek justice.