Cindy Schlanger

Ms. Schlanger, a member of the Firm, has been a litigator for more than two decades. She supervises the Firm’s German Restitution Practice and manages dozens of the Firm’s cases, including overseeing all phases of litigation, coordinating local and corresponding counsel, and supervising outside investigators. Ms. Schlanger has successfully represented individuals and corporations with respect to properties and business assets confiscated by the Nazi regime and the former German Democratic Republic. She focuses on cases involving international law, property restitution, enforcement of judgments in foreign courts, and stolen art works.


Ms. Schlanger spearheaded the Firm’s celebrated, successful legal efforts to recover the Sachs Poster Collection and other looted cultural assets seized during World War II. She is also integrally involved in ongoing Firm investigations and new case development.


Ms. Schlanger graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1993 and earned her undergraduate degree from Stern College in New York in 1990. She is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. 


  • Yeshiva University-Stern College for Women (B.A., 1990)
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1993)


  • Hebrew



  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2008


  • New York, 1994
  • New Jersey, 1994