Demystifying the Ever-Changing Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Actions

Posted In Uncategorized

New York’s Adult Survivors Act and Child Victims Act allow survivors of alleged sexual abuse to bring civil claims against their offenders and public and private institutions for a limited time. In this New York Law Journal article, Lisa A. Linsky, Greer Griffith, Elizabeth Rodd, Max J. Kellogg, Kelly Shami and Jacqueline Winters examine and clarify the confusing patchwork of statutes of limitations now in play under these new sexual abuse laws.

Access the article.

Lisa Linsky
Lisa A. Linsky focuses her practice on complex investigations and litigation. With more than 15 years’ experience as a criminal prosecutor, Lisa has handled matters involving sexual assault, abuse and misconduct. She is the founder and head of the Firm’s Institutional Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT). Lisa leads a team of approximately 12 attorneys who assist institutional clients, including religious entities, academic institutions, businesses and nonprofit organizations to navigate high-profile and sensitive sexual assault and abuse matters. Her clients rely on her guidance and good counsel to protect them from reputational harm that can result from being sued in these cases. Lisa draws on her experience as a seasoned prosecutor with a trauma-informed background when investigating and litigating such matters. She also handles trust and estate matters, including New York Surrogate’s Court litigation, complex commercial and civil rights litigations. Read Lisa A. Linsky's full bio.

Greer Griffith
Greer Griffith focuses her practice on investigations, white-collar defense, and complex commercial litigation. She co-leads the Firm’s Institutional Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT). This team specializes in handling all aspects of investigations and litigation involving allegations of sexual assault, abuse, and misconduct. Greer has a proven track record of success, including a recent series of victories in which her clients were dismissed from New York Child Victims Act cases early in the proceedings. She is an expert on the evolving revival legislation across the country that provide limited periods for sexual abuse survivors to file otherwise time-barred civil claims, including the New York Child Victims Act and Adult Survivors Act. Greer is skilled at managing crises, protecting her clients’ reputations, and approaching sexual misconduct cases with care and sensitivity—making her a trusted advisor to clients navigating these matters. Read Greer Griffith's full bio.

Elizabeth Rodd
Elizabeth Rodd focuses her practice on high-stakes commercial litigation and government investigations. She represents clients in a broad range of civil and criminal proceedings, including contract disputes, business torts, sexual assault allegations, federal securities laws and white-collar criminal matters at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts across the country. Read Elizabeth Rodd's full bio.

Max Kellogg
Max J. Kellogg focuses his practice on litigation matters including representing companies and individuals in connection with a broad range of disputes and internal investigations. Max is also a member of the Firm’s Institutional Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT) and assists clients with sensitive and often high-profile matters. Read Max J. Kellogg's full bio.

Kelly Shami
Kelly Shami focuses her practice on commercial litigation and has experience in advising and representing clients in commercial disputes and internal investigations. Kelly is also a member of the Firm’s Institutional Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT) and assists clients with sensitive and often high-profile matters. Read Kelly Shami's full bio.




Top ranked chambers 2022
US leading firm 2022