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NYCurrently registered 199707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Law Review1996
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