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Christine M. Fecko

IOLA Fund of New York State
General Counsel
New York, NY, USA

Christine M. Fecko has been the General Counsel of the IOLA Fund of the State of New York since 2011.  She is active within the National Association of IOLTA Programs and also currently serves on the New York State Bar Association’s (“NYSBA”) President’s Committee on Access to Justice, the NYSBA Committee on Legal Aid, the NYC Bar Association Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee and the Technology Working Group of the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice. 

Prior to joining the IOLA Fund, Ms. Fecko spent nearly five years as the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of My Sisters’ Place, a non-profit organization providing social and legal services to domestic violence victims in Westchester County, New York.  Previously, she practiced commercial litigation in New York City for over ten years at McGuireWoods LLP and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.  Ms. Fecko served as a member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council and secretary to the New York City Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence; she is a former Chair of the NYC Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Services for Persons of Moderate Means.  After her graduation from the New York University School of Law, she clerked for Chief Judge F.A. Little, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.  She earned a B.A. from SUNY Binghamton in History and Women’s Studies. 
Publications include:

• Christine M. Fecko, An IOLTA New Year’s Resolution: Increase Technology Support, 19 Dialogue 1 (2016), at http://www.americanbar.org/publications/dialogue/volume/19/winter-2016.html.

• Christine M. Fecko & Joseph S. Genova, The Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of the State of New York, in Attorney Escrow Accounts—Rules Regulations and Related Topics Chapter 3 (Peter V. Coffey & Anne Reynolds Copps, eds., 4th ed., 2015).

• Amy Siniscalchi, Christine M. Fecko & Hamra Ahmad, Services for Trafficking Victims:  A Brief Guide for Lawyers, in Lawyer's Manual on Human Trafficking:  Pursuing Justice for Victims 241-254 (Jill Laurie Goodman & Dorchen A. Leidholdt eds., 2011).

• Christine M. Fecko & Joanne N. Sirotkin, A Case Study in Post-Nicholson Litigation, 12 A.B.A. Comm’n on Domestic Violence eNewsletter (2008), at http://www.abanet.org/domviol/enewsletter/vol12/expert2.html.


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