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Denisha S. Bacchus



Denisha Bacchus has a broad variety of litigation experience, including in residential mortgage-backed securities, commercial contracts, bankruptcy, PSLRA, international law, antitrust, and Title IX. While at Yale Law School, she helped individuals secure immigration status as a student director of the Immigration Legal Services Clinic and advised institutions on anti-discrimination advocacy as a student director of the Rule of Law Clinic. She also served as a Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant and interned for both the United Nations’ Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate and the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser. Before entering law school, Denisha spent several years working inside the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. For her work assisting attorneys with the prosecution of automobile parts manufacturers, which ultimately resulted in more than $700 million in criminal fines and numerous guilty pleas, she was honored with an Assistant Attorney General Award.

Before joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Denisha served as a law clerk to Judge Jesse M. Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She also previously practiced as a litigation associate at O’Melveny & Myers. Denisha currently sits on the International Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

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  • Hon. Jesse M. Furman, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2018 – 2019


Yale Law School (J.D., 2017; Kirby Simon Fellow; Executive Editor of Articles, Yale Journal of International Law)

Columbia University (B.A., 2012)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
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