Cindy Wenig

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Cindy is a former corporate attorney who pivoted her career to focus on criminal justice advocacy and philanthropy through the Wenig Family Charitable Fund. She served as General Counsel of Apollo Real Estate Advisors and previously was a partner at the law firm Chadbourne & Parke. Past volunteer endeavors have included serving as pro bono counsel in the rebuilding of The World Trade Center and the development of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.


Cindy is a recipient of the Lawyers Alliance of New York's Cornerstone Award for excellence in pro bono work. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Young New Yorkers and the Prison Journalism Project, Cindy is an advisor to, a free prison communications platform. Cindy graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and received her J.D. from Columbia Law School.