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Samantha L. Plesser, M.Sc., Esq.

Samantha L. Plesser, M.Sc., Esq.



Former Wall St. attorney at boutique investment firm in Manhattan and recent graduate of The New School of Public Engagement, summa cum laude, with M.Sc in management and public policy. Seeking role advising TNCs how best to implement sustainable business practices while also mitigating risk and retaining profits. Q...





Net Impact New York (

Service Corps Project Manager

Working with Net Impact NYC to draft strategic plan for the start up nonprofit No Strings Inc., a group that uses puppets and other kid friendly medium to convey what otherwise might be upsetting issues relevant to their geographic and demographic.


Various Publications

Writing for various periodicals, including The New England Diary, Huff Post, and The World Policy Journal, on relevant subject matter while searching for more permanent role in house.


The Open Society Foundation

Associate: Justice Unit

Researched and drafted briefs on human rights issues including but not limited to violations of human rights by the U.S. and other countries that arose after the release of entire release of the CIA Black Site report, including refoulment, use of torture to obtain forced confessions, lack of procedural remedies available to torture suspects, and extradition.the issue of the use of torture to obtain confession in certain countries, and extradition.


The World Policy Journal

New York, NY

Researched and wrote over ten original pieces published on the online magazine on original subject matter. Responsible for press on two articles in the summer 2014 print edition. Worked with two other editors in drafting article for winter 2014 print edition.


Liddle & Robinson, L.L.P.


Worked at boutique complex commercial litigation firm focused primarily on financial issues, broker dealer and customer cases, regulatory and compliance issues, whistleblower cases, labor and employment disputes and contractual issues. Managed and attended over 11 arbitrations, drafted any all complex legal briefs including motions to compel, statements of claim, mediation statement, and memorandum of law on variety of issues, prepared clients and partners for depositions and trials, performed document review for discovery, responsible to analyze, based on documents provided, legal arguments from documents and evidence in possesion.


Cornell Law School

J.D., Law

Editor of The Journal of Law and & Public Policy; Externship in OAG at WNET in NYC; Moot Court: Founding member nonprofit Ms. JD. (, a nonprofit that explores the gender gap in legal profession and has now expanded dramatically, volunteered Ithaca Animal Shelter, first year mentor, extern SDNDY clerkship, summers: Legal Aid, Criminal Appeals.

Skills, Values & Traits

Key Character Components

Self-motivated; Adaptable: Resilient: Innovative; Objective; Grasps complex Issues from legal, business and public view point; Skilled in coalition building; Experience in many legal and business issues: Excellent leader.


Brown University

Double B.A., both cum laude , Literature and Psychology

Opinions columnist of The Brown Daily Herald; selected as member of Students against Domestic Violence where volunteered at Providence RI restraining Order Office; Writing Groups, student led ground that visited adult group homes using poetry to communicate: Thesis"Gender Role Reversal in Plays Oscar Wilde" top honors.

"Status Quo"- Latin for the mess we're in. Jose Moorman