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Amanda Masters

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Civil Rights

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    Licensed since 1997

    1. Civil Rights: 100%
      19 years

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    Professional Misconduct

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    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Acting for Justice Award, for Outstanding Fair Housing AttorneyFair Housing Justice Center2010
    Pro Bono ServiceSisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research & Treatment, Inc.2008
    Rebecca Topper Award for outstanding contribution to Law JournalThe Ohio State University College of Law1996
    Public Service FellowThe Ohio State University College of Law1996

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    Deputy General Counsel for LitigationNYC Public Advocate2015 - Present
    Deputy Executive DirectorBoard of Correction, City of New York2012 - 2015
    Of CounselGiskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP2009 - 2012
    Program DirectorCenter for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc.2008 - 2009
    DirectorNew York Lawyers For The Public Interest2001 - 2008
    AssociateHerbst & Greenwald LLP1997 - 2000
    Staff AttorneyCAMBA1996 - 1997
    Legal InternThe Legal Aid Society1995 - 1995
    Legal InternLegal Services Corporation "A"1994 - 1994


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    Fair Housing Justice CenterBoard Member2013 - Present
    New York City Bar Association, Civil Rights CommitteeCommittee Member2012 - Present
    SMART, Inc.Board of Directors2006 - Present
    New York State Bar AssociationCommittee on Legal Aid1997 - 2012

    Legal Cases

    Case NameOutcome
    NYSARC v. Carey (Willowbrook class action)N/A
    Cerbelli v. City of New YorkN/A

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    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    The Ohio State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Law Review1996
    The Ohio State UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors1993

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    Ethical Considerations: Collaboration Between Private Attorneys and Non-ProfitsEthical Considerations: Collaboration Between Private Attorneys and Non-Profits2009
    Legal Assistance Partnership Conference, “NYCHA Housing and Police Practices, Opportunities for Organizing” 2008Police Misconduct2008
    “Balancing Competition and Government Allocation of Health Care Resources: The Berger Commission Report” 2007Health Care & Civil Rights2007
    Legal Assistance Partnership Conference, “Ready, Willing, and Able: Utilizing Law Students to Meet Client Needs” 2006Police Misconduct2006
    “Advanced Police Misconduct Litigation Issues: Less Lethal Force, Handling Emotionally Disturbed People & Use of Experts” 2005Police Misconduct2005
    “Policing Best Practices” 2004Police & People with Mental Illness2004
    “Plaintiffs’ Strategies for Winning Tough Cases: Representing People with Mental Illness” 2004Police Misconduct2004