Jodi has represented THOUSANDS of clients, litigated countless cases to acquittal and carefully negotiated complex dispositions saving many of her clients from criminal convictions, lengthy prison sentences and even deportation. During her tenure with one of the most respected public defense offices in the world, she served as a supervising attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice and taught the art of effective trial advocacy to junior attorneys. Jodi was also appointed to the specialized Adolescent Defense Project where she represented teens charged with felonies in Supreme Court. In 2015 the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School awarded her a competitive research fellowship to gather death penalty case data and help develop The Fair Punishment Project which creates a fair and accountable justice system through legal action and public discourse. Aside from courtroom advocacy, Jodi remains active in her community. In 2017, she was appointed to serve on Community Board Four by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Jodi received her Juris Doctorate degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was honored as a David Berg Fellow for the Public Interest. She is also a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Jodi is a fluent Spanish speaker.