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Cynthia L. Neidl, Chair of the Albany office Litigation Practice, has a national practice that includes a variety of civil litigation matters, including breach of contract disputes, unfair competition, trademark infringement, fraud, deceptive trade practices and other business torts. She regularly appears in federal and state courts, and has broad experience with virtually all aspects of civil litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. Cynthia is also experienced handling transactions and representing health plans in business negotiations and regulatory compliance matters.


  • Complex commercial litigation
  • RICO
  • Class actions
  • Governmental investigations and litigation
  • Media and First Amendment law
  • Employment litigation
  • New York appellate litigation
  • Government litigation
  • eDiscovery


Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 "Appellate Practice Group of the Year," 2010


  • J.D., summa cum laude, St. John's University School of Law, 2000
    • St. John's Law Review
  • B.A., Psychology, cum laude, New York Institute of Technology, 1994
  • Senior Law Clerk, Hon. Damon J. Keith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2000-2001
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York