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Joanna Wright

New York

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Columbia Law School, J.D., 2012; Executive Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Human Rights Fellow

Fordham University, M.A., Philosophy, 2007; Presidential Scholarship

Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude, Philosophy and French, 2005


Hon. David F. Hamilton, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2012-2013

Hon. Alvin K. Hellerstein, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013-2014


New York

Ms. Wright joined Boies, Schiller & Flexner in 2014 following two federal clerkships.  Ms. Wright’s recent matters include:  

  • Representing an international bank in residential mortgage-backed securities litigation. 
  • Representing one of the co-founders of AriZona Iced Tea in a judicial buyout proceeding.
  • Representing a teenage boy from Ecuador seeking asylum in the United States.

While in law school, Ms. Wright was the Executive Notes Editor of the Columbia Law Review and worked at the ACLU National Prison Project.  She also contributed to the Liman Survey of Prolonged Confinement which was included in testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights.


Applying Miranda's Public Safety Exception to Dzokhar Tsarnaev, Restricting Criminal Procedure Rights by Expanding Judicial Exceptions, 113 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 136 (2013).

Mirandizing Terrorists? An Empirical Analysis of the Public Safety Exception, 111 Colum. L. Rev. 1296 (2011).

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