In 2017, Relman Colfax reached a historic settlement in its longest-running case, a class action on behalf of more than 100 Special Agents of the United States Secret Service subjected to a racially discriminatory promotion system.
This systemic housing discrimination case against the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) challenges Fannie Mae’s discriminatory maintenance of its “real estate owned” (REO) properties around the country.
In 2016, Relman Colfax settled the largest affordable housing accessibility case in the nation’s history, securing an important victory for people with disabilities in Los Angeles and adding at least 4,000 affordable and highly accessible housing units in the city. The firm separately settled with the City's Community Redevelopment Agency in 2017.
Relman Colfax secured a trial victory on behalf of five officers of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department who experienced retaliation after complaining of race discrimination.
In 2008, Relman Colfax obtained a $10.8 million jury verdict for 67 plaintiffs challenging the refusal to provide water services to a predominately African-American community by the City of Zanesville and Muskingum County, Ohio.
Relman Colfax secured a trial victory for an African-American couple whose landlord removed and burned their belongings when they were out of town.
In the Media
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12.10.2019
- The Washington Post, 03.21.2019
- ThinkProgress, 04.30.2018
- New York Times, 02.25.2017
- NPR, 01.18.2017
- Washington Post, 01.17.2017
- CBS DC, 12.20.2013
- LAWYERSandSETTLEMENTS.com, 07.23.2008
J.D., Harvard Law School, magna cum laude
A.B., Brown University, magna cum laude
- District of Columbia
- Massachusetts (inactive)