Molly Webster

Associate

Education

  • B.A., New York University, 2010
  • cum laude
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2016
  • magna cum laude 

Clerkships

  • Hon. Cathy Seibel, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognition

  • Order of the Coif, Fordham University School of Law
  • Executive Board, Fordham Moot Court
  • Associate Editor, Fordham Law Review
  • Mary Daly Scholar, Fordham University School of Law
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, Fordham University School of Law
  • David Nee Award, Fordham University School of Law
  • Legal Writing Award, Fordham University School of Law

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New York

Molly Webster is an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

At Kaplan Hecker, Molly’s practice focuses on internal investigations, criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, and appellate advocacy, and she maintains a robust public interest practice, focusing on reforms to the criminal legal system.  Molly represents companies and individuals in investigations and criminal proceedings by the SEC, DOJ, and law enforcement agencies on matters involving serious federal and state criminal charges, securities violations, and healthcare fraud. She also advises boards of directors in connection with internal investigations initiated by shareholders, and was involved in the external gender equity review of the NCAA’s championships.

Molly also has a far-reaching public interest practice.  She represents indigent individuals in federal and state criminal prosecutions, as well as those seeking post-conviction relief from both federal and state sentences.  Molly also partners with other public interest organizations in seeking relief for those who have suffered the enmeshed consequences of the criminal legal system.  She has also represented constitutional law scholars in connection with challenges to pandemic-related relief for tenants at the appellate level.

Molly joined the firm from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where she gained substantial experience in complex commercial and civil litigation, as well as in constitutional law matters.  While at Quinn Emanuel, Molly maintained a strong pro bono practice focused on criminal justice reform, immigrants’ rights, and transgender rights. From 2017-2018, Molly also clerked for the Honorable Cathy Seibel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  

Molly received her law degree magna cum laude from the Fordham University School of Law. At Fordham, she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was an associate editor of the Fordham Law Review.  Her note “Alternative Courts and Drug Treatment: Finding a Rehabilitative Solution for Addicts in a Retributive System” was published in the Fordham Law Review and republished in The Public Lawyer.  Molly also served on the Moot Court Executive Board and was a finalist and Best Brief winner in a First Amendment Moot Court Competition.  Molly was a Mary Daly Scholar and a recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.  Also at Fordham, Molly was a student attorney for the Criminal Defense Clinic, where she represented indigent individuals charged with misdemeanors in New York.  During law school, Molly also interned at the Bronx Defenders in its civil action practice, representing individuals in housing court and in disputes regarding public benefits.

In addition to her work at Kaplan Hecker, Molly is an adjunct professor of legal writing at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches first year law students legal writing in a full-year course.  Molly is also a mentor to high school students in New York City interested in the law through Legal Outreach.  Prior to law school, Molly graduated cum laude from New York University with a B.A. in Politics and French.

Read about Molly Webster in our Newsroom

Published on: March 26, 2021

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP Files Amicus Brief Supporting Critical Relief for Commercial Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Yesterday evening, attorneys from Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, defending the constitutionality of a New York City ordinance... Read More
Published on: January 25, 2021

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP Files Amicus Brief Supporting Eviction Moratorium in Los Angeles

On Thursday evening, lawyers from Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in a lawsuit challenging Los Angeles’s COVID-19 eviction moratorium. The case, Apartment... Read More
Published on: December 15, 2020

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP Files Briefs Opposing Supreme Court Review of Decisions Allowing Emoluments Clause Cases to Proceed Against President Trump

On December 14, 2020, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP (along with co-counsel) filed briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court in two cases concerning President Trump’s violations of the Emoluments Clauses. In... Read More