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Konidaris Law lawyer named to 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Civil Rights Law)

New York, New York, August 27, 2020 — Konidaris Law is pleased to announce that 1 lawyer has been included in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of recognizing extraordinary lawyers in private practice through an exhaustive peer-review process. Nearly 40 years later, we are proud to expand our scope, while maintaining the same methodology, to recognize a different demographic of talented and deserving lawyers in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers.

Lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Konidaris Law would like to congratulate the following lawyer recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch:

  • Olympias Iliana Konidaris – Civil Rights Law

“He moved into his daughter’s dorm and targeted her roommates for sex trafficking, prosecutors say,” Washington Post, February 12, 2020

For a story about the father of a student who moved onto the campus of Sarah Lawrence College and sexually assaulted his daughter’s housemate, Iliana was interviewed on what colleges should be doing to protect their students on campus.

“Sex trafficking has a much lower threshold than people realize,” Iliana Konidaris, founder of civil rights firm Konidaris Law, said in an interview. “When [people] hear the term, they think there must be a transportation element that involves women being imported from abroad. That it’s not something that happens on elite American college campuses.”

November 2019: Iliana is quoted in a piece on the Rutgers investigation, noting the importance of a thorough investigation into her client Kristy King’s case against a famous political science professor, even when the accused has retired

May 2019: Konidaris Law represents victim/survivor at a top law school who had to fend off retaliatory complaint made by her assailant that led to an administrative board investigation against her. We succeed in getting the charges dismissed. 

March 2019: Iliana speaks at her alma mater, Washington University School of Law, on Title IX in Professor Kimberly Norwood’s Education Equity course.

February 2019: Konidaris Law continues working with students, including survivors facing cross complaints from their assailants, at colleges and graduate schools.

January 2019: Konidaris Law submits a comment on the Department of Education’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Title IX. 

November 2018: Konidaris Law and the Gender Equality Law Center are retained to represent Kristy King in her sexual harassment complaint at Rutgers University. Press about the piece can be found here, here, and here. Konidaris Law is also retained to represent a former foster child who was sexually harassed and abused by his former foster mother. 

October 2018: Konidaris Law is retained to represent student on a gender-stereotyping Title IX case at a university. 

September 2018: Konidaris Law  is retained to litigate an ongoing “revenge porn” litigation against a banker. 

June 2018: Iliana Konidaris moderates a panel on #MeToo in Academia at the New York City Bar’s Sexual Harassment & the Law: A Call to Action for Lawyers in the Era of #MeToo

May 2018: Konidaris Law negotiates an exit package for a new mom who faced gender and caregiver discrimination in the workplace. We agree, there’s an open “anti-mom bias” in the workplace

February 2018: Konidaris Law files an Article 78 petition (a special proceeding asking the court to review a state agency’s decision) against CUNY on behalf of a young woman who alleges her due process rights were violated when she was subjected to a malicious and discriminatory investigation. 

January 2018: Konidaris Law launches a video in support of the #MeTooK12 campaign (started by the organization Stop Sexual Assault in Schools), discussing retaliation — what it looks like and how to prevent it — after reporting sexual assault or harassment in the K-12 context. Check it out here, and please share it!

December 2017: Konidaris Law files suit against Harlem Children’s Zone on behalf of an 11-year old boy who was poisoned during morning homeroom. The New York Post recently covered the story.

September 2017: Konidaris Law, with Florida co-counsel, files a Title IX suit against the University of Miami on behalf of an ambitious young woman pursuing degrees in law and medicine. Press about the suit may be found here, here, and here.

Since May 2017: Konidaris Law serves as Legal Advisor to Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, in representing Jane Doe against Backpage.com, with our co-counsel, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. You can read the complaint here. Stay tuned for additional press.