Senior associate Jessica Westerman was recently quoted in a Law360 article, “‘Out there Alone’: Rita Glavin Rallies to Cuomo’s Defense.”
As former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo potentially faces criminal charges for groping a former aide, his attorney, Rita Glavin, remains a lonely ally committed to proving his innocence. In doing so, she has attempted to undermine the credibility of Cuomo’s accusers, including KMB client Charlotte Bennett. Ms. Westerman, who represents Ms. Bennett along with Debra Katz, says that this tactic is a bit extreme.
"Pointing out inconsistencies in a complainant's allegations is a standard tactic, and she wouldn't be doing her job well if she didn't do that,” Ms. Westerman said. “But there's a way to do that without smearing someone."
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