Latoya R. Concepcion joined the firm in 2021 as a law clerk and then became an associate in 2022. She was the first employee to work out of the firm’s New York office. Latoya has contributed her knowledge and skills to numerous antitrust and consumer protection cases, and she works diligently to ensure she reaches her most important goal: favorable outcomes for the firm’s clients.
Latoya has been and continues to be intimately involved on several firm cases. She assists partners and senior associates with deposition preparation against senior executives and corporate officers from major U.S. corporations. Likewise, she performs legal research related to U.S. antitrust law and consumer protection violations, motions to compel, and other topics. Most extensively, she has conducted document review in the Varsity All-Star and Scholastic Cheer Market Price-Fixing Litigation and Generic Drug Price-Fixing Antitrust Litigation, in which she has identified key deponents and highly relevant documents for depositions, and drafted deposition and exhibit summaries detailing noteworthy testimony gleaned from various deponents.
Previously, Latoya was a legal extern for Legal Services NYC’s education unit, where she drafted due process complaints and multiple appeals concerning violations of EDU Law 3214 (regarding situations under which a student may be suspended), appeared in suspension and special education hearings, and conducted client interviews. Before that, she was a senior litigation paralegal for 10 years at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy (New York office), where she conducted research on case law related to antitrust, consumer fraud, securities litigation, and product liability matters. While there, she also performed extensive document review, assisted with deposition preparation, and filed public and sealed pleadings.
While in law school, Latoya was involved with the New York Law School (NYLS) Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. She was a panelist in the NYLS Student Anticorruption Law and Oversight Symposium and developed oral argument strategy for the NYLS Black Law Students Association’s 2018 Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.
Latoya volunteers with Legal Services NYC’s education unit to promote education equity for New York City public school students and to ensure that children with special needs receive adequate accommodations through the Department of Education. She has also worked for many years with Law Help New York, a pro bono legal resources and legal referrals organization for low-income New Yorkers who are dealing with housing, family law, and public benefits issues. Latoya is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.