Priya Chaudhry

Founding Partner

Nationally recognized as a premier criminal trial lawyer, Priya Chaudhry is the firm’s founder. With nearly 50 jury trials in 25 years of practice in some of the nation’s most complicated and high-profile criminal cases, Ms. Chaudhry’s formidable career in criminal defense wins regular recognition, including: Chambers and Partners, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, Corporate LiveWire, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys. More details on her awards here. The Hollywood Reporter named Ms. Chaudhry as one of the “25 Power Lawyers” it recognized as “Hollywood’s Troubleshooters.”

A true believer, Ms. Chaudhry aggressively and creatively defends her clients’ rights, regardless of the charges leveled against them. She has handled criminal matters from the most sophisticated white-collar cases to homicide. Ms. Chaudhry also represents individuals in regulatory proceedings, such as FINRA and SEC actions, as well as alleged Title IX violations, where she has won complete acquittal after trial for her student-clients. Ms. Chaudhry has earned a distinct reputation for her exceptional preparation and fierce advocacy.

For nearly two decades, Ms. Chaudhry has taught Trial Advocacy at institutions such as Cardozo Law School, Rutgers School of Law, and the New Jersey Public Defender; she has also lectured as adjunct faculty at Columbia Law School and Fordham Law School. She is the author of “Crimes of Dishonesty: Perjury, False Statement, and Obstruction of Justice” in White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses (2023) and “Crisis Communication and Media Strategy” in Defending Federal Criminal Cases (2023). Ms. Chaudhry received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley with High Honors and was graduated from Northwestern University School of Law at the age of 23. She has an undying love for the Cleveland Browns.

Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., High Honors
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.

Admissions:

  • State of New York
  • S.D.N.Y.
  • E.D.N.Y.
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
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