Kaitlyn McKenna joined Sokoloff Stern LLP in 2013. She focuses her practice on civil rights defense, including police liability and employment matters.
Ms. McKenna graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 2012, where she served as an Executive Research Editor for the Family Court Review. Her Note, A Global Perspective of Children’s Rights: Advocating for U.S.-Citizen Minors After Parental Deportation Through Federal Subagency Creation, was chosen for publication in both the ABA’s Family Law Quarterly and the National Association of Counsel for Children’s Law Manual in 2011 (45 FAM. L.Q. 397). She is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.
During law school, Ms. McKenna interned with the Honorable Arthur D. Spatt, the Special Victims Bureau of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, and the New York State Attorney General’s Office. She also held a public interest fellowship in the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office in 2011.
Ms. McKenna was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Long Island University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science and was the President of the Pre-Law Association.
Prior to joining Sokoloff Stern LLP, Ms. McKenna served as an Assistant to Ralph V. Suozzi, Mayor of the City of Glen Cove.