Marissa C. Nardi is a Lead Counsel at Children’s Rights. Prior to joining Children’s Rights in 2018, she was a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn LLP in New York, where she primarily practiced antitrust law while maintaining an award-winning pro bono practice. Marissa’s pro bono experiences include successfully first-chairing an asylum trial for a survivor of childhood persecution, achieving guardianship for an unaccompanied minor, prompting a federal investigation and litigation regarding human trafficking, and helping free a wrongfully convicted person from prison.
Marissa earned a J.D. with an advocacy concentration in 2012 from Cornell Law School, where she served as Note Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Head Coach of the Cornell University Mock Trial Team, and President of the Cornell Law School Mock Trial Board. In 2009, Marissa received a psychology B.A., cum laude and departmental honors, with minors in anthropology and dance from Barnard College of Columbia University. In her spare time, Marissa coaches high school mock trial and moot court teams, dances, and volunteers with the All Stars Project, Inc.’s Young Professionals Board.