Peggy Cross-Goldenberg

  • Lecturer in Law

Peggy Cross-Goldenberg is the supervising trial attorney and director of training in the Southern District office of the Federal Defenders 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 cases, 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 a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society's Manhattan Criminal Defense Division.

She clerked for the Honorable Lewis A. Kaplan of the Southern District of New York and the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Cross-Goldenberg received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she served as an articles editor on the Columbia Law Review, and her B.A from Duke University.