Appointed in 1996 by Mayor Rudolf Giuliani as a judge of the Criminal and Civil Courts of the City and State of New York, Donna Recant served with full honor and distinction over her ten-year term. Through this unique experience she has been able to cultivate and develop an impressive network of high-level contacts in both the public and private sectors, which she now leverages in connection with her current law practice.
Following her judicial tenure, Donna served as special counsel to a prominent real estate development company, where she played a vital role in a variety of ongoing prospective project pursuits. Moving forward, she has flourished in providing consulting and of-counsel support, working extensively with clientele in the construction and rigging industries, as well as in real estate related litigation.
In her career prior to her court appointment, Donna rose to prominence as a partner in a prestigious Midtown Manhattan law firm, specializing in the areas of white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation. Concentrating largely on representing clients in various regulatory and governmental investigations, she also handled complex civil litigations involving contract disputes, insurance coverage issues, employment discrimination, labor disputes, licensing agreements, real estate transactions, and property management.
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
U.S. Eastern District of New York
U.S. Southern District of New York