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- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2016
- with honors
- B.A., Yale College, 2010
- Hon. Raymond J. Dearie, Eastern District of New York
Fellowships, Leaderships & Recognition
- Executive Articles Editor, The George Washington International Law Review
- Research Fellow, Princeton in Latin America Fellowship, Human Rights Watch
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- New York
Abra Metz-Dworkin is an Associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink. Before joining the firm, Abra clerked for the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to clerking, Abra was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she worked on white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation matters. She was also an associate on a four-week civil forfeiture jury trial in the Southern District of New York.
Abra’s pro bono practice at Debevoise included the representation of a criminal defendant in a Criminal Justice Act case in the Southern District of New York, as well as the representation of several individuals in immigration matters in connection with Legal Services NYC and Her Justice.
Abra graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School in 2016, where she was the Executive Articles Editor of The George Washington International Law Review. She also published a note entitled A Call For Sanctions: Argentina’s Black Market Currency Whitening and Violations of International Anti-Money Laundering Conventions and Protocols, 48 Geo. Wash. Int’l Law R. 441 (2016). During law school, Abra interned at the Department of Justice in the Public Integrity Section.
Prior to law school, Abra worked as an analyst in the Investment Banking Compliance group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Afterwards, she was a law clerk at the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program in Tucson, Arizona, an organization that represents Mexican nationals on death row in the United States. She also served as a Princeton in Latin America Fellow at Human Rights Watch and at the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Buenos Aires, Argentina.