Peggy M. Cross-Goldenberg

Lecturer in Law

Tel: 212-417-8732
Peggy Cross-Goldenberg is the Supervising Trial Attorney in the Southern
District office of New York. She represents indigent clients in federal
criminal cases at all stages of their cases, from arrest to trial or
disposition to sentencing.  Her practice involves many types of federal
crimes, including narcotics conspiracies, illegal gun possession and
trafficking, bank and wire fraud, theft of public funds, immigration and
insurance fraud, illegal reentry, identity theft and the possession and
distribution of child pornography.   Prior to joining the Federal
Defenders, she was an associate at Stillman, Friedman & Shechtman, where
her practice focused on defending clients facing securities fraud and other
criminal and civil charges, and was a staff attorney at the Legal Aid
Society's Manhattan Criminal Defense Division.

Cross-Goldenberg earned her B.A. in history and political science from Duke
University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.  While in law school, she
was an articles editor at the Columbia Law Review.  In 2001-02,
Cross-Goldenberg clerked for the Honorable Lewis A. Kaplan of the Southern
District of New York and in 2002-03 she clerked for the Honorable William
A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.