Associate Attorney

Terry Scudieri

Terrence (“Terry”) W. Scudieri, Jr. is an attorney who litigates complex ERISA disputes on behalf of individuals harmed by unscrupulous actors in their dealings with employee retirement, pension, benefit, health, and welfare plans and other similar such funds.

Terrence began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to then-Chief Judge Timothy C. Stanceu of the U.S. Court of International Trade, an Article III court with nationwide jurisdiction to hear cases arising under the customs and international trade laws, including disputes over tariffs, import duties, trade agreements, and other issues incidental to certain international trade transactions.

Terrence spent his formative years in New York litigating sophisticated state and federal financial, securities, employment, and labor law disputes, always high-stakes, usually class actions, and often with international or transnational components. These experiences deepened Terrence’s understanding of, and his ability to spot and resolve, nuanced issues across an array of fact patterns arising under various remedial federal statutes and state common law theories.

Terrence has a longstanding dedication to the fundamental and uncontroversial principle that people of all means and backgrounds should have equal access to justice under the law, which is rooted in and informed by his prior career as a social worker in the criminal justice system and at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. With this background, Terrence maintains a commitment to pro bono work and to social justice advocacy. Terrence is admitted to the practice of law in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois, and in various federal district courts, including the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Terrence’s admissions to the practice of law in Indiana and Missouri are pending.

In 2022 and 2023, Terrence was recognized as a SuperLawyers® Rising Star in the New York Metro Area.

In his free time, Terrence enjoys working in his garden and volunteering in his community.


  • Georgetown University Law Center
    Juris Doctor cum laude
  • Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service
    Certificate in Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies
  • The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
    Artium Magister (Social Service Administration)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning with high honors


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • Indiana (Pending)
  • Missouri (Pending)
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Law Review/Moot Court

  • Georgetown University – American Criminal Law Review – Executive Board
  • Georgetown Barristers’ Council – Appellate Advocate (Semi-Finalist, William E. Leahy Moot Court Competition, Oct. 2017)

Honors and Distinctions

  • SuperLawyers® Rising Star 2022-23
  • Joyce Chiang Memorial Award (Georgetown) (Awarded to one graduate per year for exceptional dedication to public service and Constitutional rights)
  • Dean’s Pro Pono Publico Honoree with Exceptional Distinction (Georgetown)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Georgetown) (Adv. Issues in Int’l Hum. Rts.)
  • James Scholar (Illinois)
  • Matthews Scholar (Illinois)


  • Terrence Scudieri, Proposed Expanded Scope of Insider Trading Liability, POMERANTZ MONITOR (Mar. 30, 2022)
  • Terrence Scudieri, Glass Ceilings? How Warren Provides Insight into State Courts’ Ability to Protect against Limited Constructions of the Constitution, 54 54 AM. CRIM. L. REV. ONLINE 70 (2017)
  • Terrence Scudieri et al., Mail & Wire Fraud, 54 AM. CRIM. L. REV. 1555 (2017)
  • Terrence Scudieri, Fleeing While Black: How Massachusetts Reshaped the Contours of the Terry Stop, 54 AM. CRIM. L. REV. ONLINE 42 (2017).