Agatha M. Cole, Associate
Contact: acole@chaitmanllp.com

Ms. Cole received her undergraduate degree from New York University in 2008 and worked on corporate strategy at Dow Jones for several years prior to attending law school at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, from which she graduated in 2013. As a law student, Ms. Cole participated in a field clinic at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she worked with federal prosecutors on cases involving complex frauds, international narcotics trafficking, terrorism and national security issues. She was also a research and litigation assistant to leading First Amendment Scholar Professor Marci Hamilton, served as Executive Editor of The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, and spent a summer working on internet privacy issues at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Following law school, Ms. Cole served as a law clerk to the Hon. Bernice B. Donald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.   

Profile

Ms. Cole is a member of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and recently served on the organization’s Board of Directors. She speaks fluent French and is a member of the French-American Bar Association (FABA). She is also an active member of the New York City Bar Association’s Civil Rights Committee.

Ms. Cole maintains an active pro bono practice, and serves as a supervising attorney for the appeals clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. As a member of the Sixth Circuit’s CJA and pro bono panels, she is part of a small group of attorneys selected by the Court to help meet the need for quality representation of low income litigants and indigent defendants upon appointment in certain cases.

Education

New York University (NYU), B.A. (2008)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. (2013)

Bar admissions

• New York
• U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit