Law Office of Gwen M. Schoenfeld, L.L.C.

Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Proceedings


Biography

Gwen M. Schoenfeld began practicing law at the international firm of Rogers & Wells (now part of Clifford Chance), where she worked on complex civil litigation as well as criminal matters. She later became associated with Goldman & Hafetz, a premier litigation firm, where she represented clients in criminal, civil and administrative proceedings that included allegations of securities, tax, and insurance fraud, as well as money laundering, kickback schemes, and sexual abuse. Subsequently, she worked as an assistant district attorney in the Appeals Bureau of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, where Ms. Schoenfeld responded to defendants’ appeals, post-trial motions, and habeas corpus petitions. Currently, Ms. Schoenfeld represents clients who are facing sentencing or contesting their convictions on appeal or through other post-conviction proceedings.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1990)
          University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Editor
  • Brandeis University (B.A., cum laude, 1987)
  • Oxford University, Pembroke College (visiting student, fall 1985 – spring 1986)

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Federal Bar Council, Committee on Sentencing and Alternatives to Incarceration (2017 – present)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member, Committee on Criminal Courts (Association of the Bar of the City of New York) (1998 – 1999)