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"The values my Cuban family instilled in me are the ones I strive to uphold in my legal practice: passionate advocacy, hard work, and determination."



A former Albany assistant district attorney, Brenda primarily concentrates her practice on both regulatory and compliance issues in the health care industry as well as health care-related litigation and administrative proceedings. She routinely assists with research, writing, and presentations, and drafts memoranda and other court documents. 

Bar Associations

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association, Board Member
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon Women's Forum
  • Justinian Society
  • Fort Lauderdale Human Trafficking Division, Former Guardian Ad Litem 


  • Spanish

Representative Experience

  • Represented the County of Albany in prosecuting crimes in which perpetrators violated the NYS Penal Law. Investigated complaints against individuals and brought forth jury and bench trials when warranted. 

Prior Experience

  • Albany County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney
  • Spada Law Firm, Law Clerk
  • US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, Criminal and Civil Divisions, Legal Intern
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York to Judge Ramon Reyes Jr., Judicial Intern
  • Albany County District Attorney’s Office, Vehicular Crimes, Street Crimes, and Domestic Violence Units, Legal Intern
  • NYS Office of the Attorney General, Public Integrity Bureau, Legal Intern

Selected Community Activities

  • Life Church Albany, Leader

Selected Honors

  • Capital District Transportation Authority, Community Champion Award, 2020
  • Capital Region’s New Leaders Council Fellowship, 2020
  • City & State NY, 40 Under 40 Rising Star, 2020
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, Pro Bono Award, 2019
  • Albany Law School, Pro Bono Scholar, 2017
  • Albany Law School, Honorable Con G. Cholakis Public Service Fellowship, 2016-2017

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