“I had tears in my eyes when I said goodbye to ‘John Doe’ and his mom. To think of what he went through … I am proud our law firm helps survivors like ‘John Doe’ and other victims get justice and resources to help them change their lives. I saw a lot of attorneys in that court room today (8, counting me), and I was the only one talking to ‘John Doe’ and his mom, encouraging them, letting them know how amazing it was THEY brought this lawsuit and held a school district responsible for its failings, and what an honor it has been to work for them. That’s what we all do, as I’ve heard and seen, every day, all of us, on the phone, in letters, in court filings, in very hard work. We do the complicated legal work and handle the emotional side of these issues like nobody else.” -Monica Beck
Monica Beck is Managing Legal Counsel for the firm, overseeing the attorneys and legal strategies. Ms. Beck is a civil litigator who has over a decade of experience handling transactions and complex state and federal litigation, including class actions and lawsuits involving serious personal injuries, alleged antitrust violations, and other commercial claims. Ms. Beck has extensive experience litigating against schools, school personnel, and athletic staff for claims of sexual abuse against K-12 students, using state law, federal law, and Title IX claims to pursue compensation for victims. She has achieved seven-figure settlements and verdicts for her clients, including a recent $1.8 Million verdict for a client who was sexually assaulted by a high school substitute teacher. See Ex-Major League Baseball Player Chad Curtis Owes $1.8M to Student-Athlete He Molested.
Ms. Beck has conducted training for attorneys general situated across the country, the Clery Center, and the National Center for Victims of Crime. Her cases and work have been featured in The Washington Post and The Atlantic. See The Younger Victims of Sexual Violence in School and A boy was sexually abused in a janitor’s closet. Is the school responsible?
“Due to you guys being amazing lawyers and giving me the opportunity to get justice, I have been contemplating going to law school!” -Client of Monica Beck
Ms. Beck practiced for 9 years at the U.S. Headquarters of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York City, representing national and international business entities. Ms. Beck then served as Deputy General Counsel at Phoenix House Foundation, Inc., the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to substance abuse treatment and prevention. There, Ms. Beck oversaw all litigation involving the organization. Ms. Beck earned her Undergraduate Degree in Economics from Northwestern University, and her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.
Ms. Beck is a member of the New York and Michigan Bar.