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Clyde M. Rastetter

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New York, NY





Clyde M. Rastetter is an associate at Sivin, Miller & Roche, LLP, joining the firm in October of 2020. Clyde graduated summa cum laudefrom Columbia University in 2015 with a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature and then worked as a paralegal for two years at the New York civil rights firm Lansner & Kubitschek, which focusesits practice area on cases arising out of the child welfare system and unconstitutional actions by the NYC Administration for Children's Services and its foster care agencies, seeking both damages and systematic changes. Clyde then attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, graduating magna cum laudewith a J.D. in 2020 and earning election to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Clyde spent a year as a clinic intern at The Innocence Project, where he assisted in representing clients who had been wrongfully convicted and were seeking post-conviction DNA testing, and also worked closely with Innocence Project co-director Barry Scheck providing research and editorial assistance on his preface to the forty-eighth edition of Georgetown Law Journal's Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, "The Integrity of Our Convictions: Holding Stakeholders Accountable in an Era of Criminal Justice Reform," 48 Geo. L.J. Ann. Rev. Crim. Proc. (2019). Clyde alsospent a summer at the nationally-recognized civil rights firm Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP, working on litigationon behalf of wrongfully convicted individuals after exoneration, and served as a full-time student law clerk during his penultimate semester for District Judge Gregory H. Woods of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • Columbia University
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Note, The New York Prosecutorial Conduct Commission and the Dawn of a New Era of Reform for Prosecutors, 2020 Cardozo L. Rev. De Novo