Ester Murdukhayeva


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Ester Murdukhayeva is a litigator with extensive experience in appellate, constitutional, commercial, and white-collar litigation.

Prior to joining Selendy & Gay, Ester worked as an Assistant Solicitor General for the Office of the New York State Attorney General. While in government, she represented the State of New York and its agencies in affirmative and defensive litigation involving administrative, constitutional, telecommunications, fraud, and other areas of law. Ester has argued more than 30 appeals, including in the New York Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit, and New York’s Appellate Divisions. She has written dozens of appellate, trial, and amicus briefs, including in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal appellate and district courts throughout the country. Earlier in her career, Ester was an associate at a global law firm and a litigation boutique.

Ester earned her J.D. from Yale Law School. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Barrington D. Parker Jr. of the Second Circuit and for Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

  • Yale Law School (J.D., 2012)
  • Columbia University (B.A., 2009)
    Magna cum laude

Office of the New York State Attorney General
Assistant Solicitor General, 2017-2020

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Associate, 2015-2017

Law Clerk to the Hon. Barrington D. Parker Jr.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2014-2015

Law Clerk to the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013-2014

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.
Associate, 2012-2013; Summer Associate, 2011

  • State Bar of New York
  • United States Courts of Appeals: Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, D.C. Circuit
  • Russian