Monica Beck

Monica Beck is Managing Legal Counsel for the firm, overseeing the attorneys and legal strategies employed by the firm.  Ms. Beck is a civil litigator who has over a decade of experience handling transactions and complex state and federal litigation, including class actions and lawsuits involving serious personal injuries, alleged antitrust violations and other commercial claims.  Ms. Beck has extensive experience litigating against schools, school personnel, and athletic staff for claims of sexual abuse against K-12 students, using state law, federal law, and Title IX claims to pursue compensation for victims. She has achieved seven figure settlements and verdicts for her clients, including a recent $1.8 million verdict for a client who was sexually assaulted by a high school substitute teacher.  See Ex-MLB player Chad Curtis owes $1.8M to student-athlete he molested.

Ms. Beck has conducted training for attorneys general situated across the country, the Clery Center, and the National Center for Victims of Crime.  Her cases and work have been featured in The Washington Post and The Atlantic.  See The Younger Victims of Sexual Violence in School and A boy was sexually abused in a janitor’s closet. Is the school responsible?

Ms. Beck practiced for nine years at the U.S. Headquarters of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York City, representing national and international business entities. Ms. Beck then served as Deputy General Counsel at Phoenix House Foundation, Inc., the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to substance abuse treatment and prevention. There, she oversaw all litigation involving the organization.  She is licensed in New York and Michigan.

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See Monica’s recent Skadden Alumni Spotlight