Mylan L. Denerstein is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She is a member of the Gibson Dunn’s white collar defense and investigations, securities litigation, appellate and crisis management practice groups. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, she served as counsel to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo since 2011. In this role, she acted as the governor's chief counsel and principal legal advisor. From 2007 to 2010 during the administration of then-Attorney General Cuomo, she served as the executive deputy attorney general for social justice. Previously, Denerstein served as deputy commissioner for legal affairs for the New York City Fire Department. She also served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Denerstein earned her BA from the University of Virginia and JD from Columbia Law School, where she was named a Charles Evans Hughes Fellow for outstanding commitment to public service and was a recipient of the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for exceptional proficiency and advocacy in clinics.
Denerstein joined Vera's Board of Trustees in 2014.