Peter Neufeld, a nationally recognized civil-rights lawyer, has spent over thirty-five years trying cases on behalf of victims of police misconduct and wrongful convictions. These trials have led to numerous substantial verdicts and settlements and caused systemic criminal-justice reforms. Litigating civil-rights cases in trial and appellate courts nationwide, including the U.S. Supreme Court, he has pioneered key legal theories including the Fourth Circuit Fabricated Confession Theory. Neufeld, along with NSB partner Barry Scheck, co-found and co-directs the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The Innocence Project has been responsible in whole or in part for exonerating most of the over 300 men and women to be cleared through post-conviction DNA testing. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and received his law degree from New York University School of Law.