Maya Sequeira is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the Public Client practice group. Ms. Sequeira’s practice focuses on the representation of state Attorneys General and other public-sector clients in investigations and lawsuits involving health care fraud and other fraudulent and deceptive trade practices.

Ms. Sequeira’s recent representations include:

  • Opioids Crisis Litigation & Investigation:  Representing New Jersey in its consumer protection, Medicaid fraud, and nuisance lawsuit against Purdue Pharma; representing Indiana in its investigation of all actors contributing to the opioid crisis, including pharmaceutical manufacturers and opioid distributors. 

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Sequeira practiced at Kaplan & Company, LLP and Sanford Heisler, LLP.  Her work focused on representing women in cases of gender and pregnancy discrimination and employees in cases of race discrimination. While at Sanford Heisler, Ms. Sequeira co-authored an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of reasonable accommodations for working pregnant women.

Ms. Sequeira served as Regional Voter Protection Director for Hillary For America and the Ohio Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Ms. Sequeira graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2005.  She completed her Post Baccalaureate in Pre-Medical Studies in 2007, and earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2013. During law school, Ms. Sequeira was a law clerk for the California Department of Justice, Corporate Fraud Division, and a legal intern with the San Diego County Public Defender. She also served as a Student Attorney for the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic and Class Representative on the Law School Senate.