Felicia Gross has extensive civil litigation experience in both federal and state court. Prior to joining the office, Ms. Gross was an Assistant Attorney General with the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Litigation Bureau in Manhattan, where she handled challenges to state laws and state agency decisions in both federal and state courts. In addition, Ms. Gross spent several years at a large international law firm in Manhattan, where she specialized in federal litigation involving complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, white collar defense and internal investigations.
Felicia Gross has litigated more than 90 federal cases, and has tried both federal and state trials to verdict. Ms. Gross’ extensive litigation experience includes cases involving constitutional challenges to municipal and state laws; false arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force; First Amendment law; libel and slander; and discrimination based on age, gender, race and disability.
She has also successfully handled appeals in New York State’s Appellate Division in the First, Second and Third Departments, as well as federal appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second and Ninth Circuits.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Gross was an intern to then-Governor Mario M. Cuomo in the New York State Executive Chamber in New York City.
Ms. Gross is admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Areas of Practice:
- Appellate litigation
- Civil rights litigation
- Commercial litigation
- Complex litigation
- Constitutional law
- Constitutional torts
- First Amendment law
- Matters brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983
- Municipal Law
- Trial Practice
- Legal Fellow, United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts (August 1999)
- Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judge Carlos T. Bea (2003-2004)
- Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Judge Rya W. Zobel (2005-2006)
- Duke University, Durham, N.C. (1996)
Majors: Economics, English and Political Science
Co-editor, Duke Journal of Economics
- Duke University School of Law, Durham, N.C. (1999)
Awards: First Place, Duke Law Dean’s Cup Moot Court Competition (1999), Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team (1998-1999), Duke Law Moot Court Team (1998-1999)
- Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Certificate, Executive Education Program (2014)
- FBI Citizen’s Academy (2016)
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1999-2002)
- Duke Law Alumni Association of New York (1999-present)
- Suffolk County Bar Association – Member, Appellate Practice Committee (2019-present)