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 litigation involving consumer protection, Medicaid fraud, and other areas of enforcement that protect government interests and vulnerable communities.
Ms. Sequeira’s current cases include:
- Opioids Crisis Litigation & Investigation: Ms. Sequeira represents the states of Indiana, New Jersey, and Vermont in investigations and litigation against entities responsible for the marketing, distribution and sale of opioids.
- Emoluments Litigation: Ms. Sequeira is a member of the legal teams in Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington v. Trump (S.D.N.Y.) and District of Columbia v. Trump (D. Md.), which seek to enjoin President Trump’s unconstitutional receipt of emoluments on behalf of restaurant and hotel plaintiffs and the Attorneys General of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Sequeira’s work focused on representing women in cases of gender and pregnancy discrimination and employees in cases of race discrimination. Ms. Sequeira co-authored an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of reasonable accommodations for working pregnant women. Ms. Sequeira also served as Regional Voter Protection Director for Hillary For America and the Ohio Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential campaign. She is currently a member of the Legal Services Corporation’s Emerging Leaders Council, created to raise public awareness of the current crisis in legal aid and the importance of ensuring access to justice for all Americans.
Ms. Sequeira graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2005. She 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.