We are delighted to announce that Benjamin Notterman has joined the Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma as an associate attorney. Mr. Notterman comes to us from the New York University Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, where he was a research fellow investigating executive clemency under the direction of Prof. Rachel Barkow. As an associate at our firm, he will focus on wrongful convictions, civil rights, victims’ rights, and sex crimes.
Mr. Notterman is an experienced civil litigator. He graduated from NYU School of Law in 2014 and went to work at Jones Day, a large international law firm. At Jones Day, he assisted with large-scale discovery and produced briefs on dispositive motions in state and federal courts. He then clerked for two years for federal district judge William J. Martini in the District of New Jersey. He has also researched legal issues to support impact litigation in the areas of housing, public benefits, and prisoners rights for the Legal Aid Society. He got his start in clemency by drafting a petition for a death row inmate for the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Durham, North Carolina while he was still in law school.
Mr. Notterman is the author with University of Buffalo Law School Prof. Guyora Binder of “Penal Incapacitation: A Situationist Critique” which was published in the prestigious American Criminal Law Revier in December 2016. He has also been published in the Huffington Post and the NYU Review of Law and Social Change.
Mr. Notterman brings to the firm a demonstrated intellect and a unique combination of academic and practical skills. His career to date reflects a philosophy that mirrors our office’s approach: a belief that excellence, innovation, and attention to detail can be put to use to promote success and compassion for clients facing difficult legal situations. We look forward to his contributions on cases ranging from wrongful convictions to civil recoveries for victims of sexual abuse at the hands of government officials.