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Margot N. Wilensky



Margot Wilensky focuses her practices on complex civil litigation matters, including product liability, labor law and construction litigation, toxic torts, premises liability, general negligence, and intellectual property.

She represents clients in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts, including manufacturers and distributors, in lawsuits relating to the design, manufacture, warnings, and recall of products from durable medical equipment to beauty and cosmetic products. Margot also represents clients in asbestos litigation, including manufacturers of boilers, mechanical machines, and construction equipment. Additionally, she has experience defending claims against joint compound and talc-based products.

Margot’s practice also includes litigating claims of trademark and copyright infringement and counterfeiting, unfair competition and false advertising claims. She both defends suits filed against her clients, and prosecutes infringement and the sale of counterfeit goods.

In addition, Margot regularly represents developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in personal injury and property damage matters arising from claims of failure to maintain, construction defects, violations of New York Labor Law, and negligence while pursuing risk transfer opportunities. She fiercely advocates for her clients, defending general premises liability lawsuits and representing business owners and management companies for negligent security and assault and battery claims.

Margot is a member of Connell Foley LLP’s hiring committee and is dedicated to mentoring and furthering DEI initiatives. She is an active member of the product liability section of DRI and regularly presents on topics including DEI, women’s initiatives, and substantive topics as a member of the USLAW network.


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • State Membership Chair, New York (2018-2021)
    • Product Liability Group Product Liability Steering Committee - Publications Vice Chair (2018-2021)
    • Young Lawyers Steering Committee (2014-2018); previous Annual Meeting Chair and Activities Chair

    • Women's Connection, Leadership Team, Educational Coordinator
    • Women's Connection, Chicago, Co-Chair (Fall 2023)
    • Retail and Hospitality Law and Complex Tort and Product Liability Practice Groups
  • Connell Foley Hiring Committee (2022-present)
  • IADC Trial Academy Graduate (2019)

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Speaking Engagements


  • Author, "Strategic Concerns of the Material Alterations Defense" 
    Defense Research Institute's Trials and Tribulations, 2015


New York Metro Super Lawyers (2023)

  • Rising Stars (2014-2021)

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New York Law School (J.D., 2008) 
Colgate University (B.A., 2003) 


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