Monica Nejathaim


Monica Nejathaim


Monica Nejathaim is an associate attorney at Fischetti & Malgieri LLP. Ms. Nejathaim joined the firm in the summer of 2012 as a legal intern and became an associate in the firm in December 2014.

Ms. Nejathaim regularly appears in New York’s criminal courts, litigating many of the firm’s felony and misdemeanor cases on behalf of its clients. Ms. Nejathaim has been involved in all areas of the firm’s legal practice, including healthcare fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, and immigration fraud. As an associate, she has served as second seat trial support to Ronald P. Fischetti in a RICO conspiracy trial involving healthcare fraud and securities fraud in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Most recently, she tried a Manslaughter and Homicide case stemming from a construction accident in New York County Supreme Court.

Ms. Nejathaim received her J.D. degree from New York Law School, cum laude, in 2014, where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class. While in her third year of law school, Ms. Nejathaim was a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic where she represented indigent criminal defendants in New York County Criminal Court pursuant to a Student Practice Order. She successfully represented indigent clients in a full range of various state criminal cases from inception to disposition or trial through court appearances and zealous interactions with adversaries.

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New York Law School, J.D., cum laude – 2014

  • Student Attorney, Criminal Defense Clinic
  • President, Jewish Law Students Association
  • Sylvia D. Garland Award for Excellence in Subjects Relating to Civil Litigation
  • Merit-based Albert Parker ’21 Scholarship
  • Affiliate, Criminal Law Society

SUNY New Paltz, B.A. – 2010

Bar Admissions

  • New York – December 2014
  • New Jersey – December 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York – December 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York – December 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Council
  • Federal Bar Council Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Council First Decade Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • New York City Bar


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