B.A., University of Western Ontario
J.D., Columbia University School of Law

Professor Pinchuk is currently Counsel to the New York State Assembly Committee on Ethics and Guidance. She began her career as a litigation associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York. She worked in the products liability and mass torts practice group and the food law sub-group. She advised multiple corporate clients concerning the litigation risks associated with proposed corporate transactions. She then worked as counsel to Ganz Wolkenbreit & Siegfeld LLP, in Albany, where she participated in all aspects of commercial litigation. She litigated cases concerning real estate disputes, bankruptcy (creditor) claims, employment disputes, tax claims, breaches of contract and other commercial conflicts.

Following 10 years of law firm work, she served as staff attorney for the Albany County Bar Association before serving as Albany Law School’s Interim Pro Bono Coordinator. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and sits on the board of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in New York, in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and in the United States Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit.

She has published on the topics of product liability, fast food lawsuits, class action lawsuits related to bankruptcy situations, and more.

She graduated from Columbia Law School where she served on the editorial board for the Journal of Law and Social Problems and was the chair of the moot court program.


Lianne Pinchuk

Lianne Pinchuk

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law