In 2016, the firm secured a major jury verdict in a reverse redlining case against New York-based Emigrant Savings Bank and Emigrant Mortgage Company, holding Emigrant accountable for discriminatory mortgage lending practices targeting African-American and Hispanic homeowners in Brooklyn.
In this lawsuit, Access Living, an independent living center, challenges the City of Chicago’s failure to provide accessible, affordable housing to people with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act.
This case, brought by Edward Kovari against Prisoner Transportation Services and two of its subsidiaries, alleges that Mr. Kovari was subjected to extreme and inhumane conditions over 18 days while he was transported from Virginia to Texas in an overcrowded prison transport van, in violation of his constitutional rights.
Brief for Disability Rights Legal Center et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioners, C.W. v. Capistrano Unified School District, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, published in Cal. Sp. Ed. L. 2013, 315–60 (Practising Law Institute 2013).
J.D., Stanford Law School
B.A., University of California Los Angeles, magna cum laude
- New York
- Application to D.C. Bar submitted; supervised by members of the D.C. Bar
- Hon. Jane B. Stranch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Hon. Kevin H. Sharp, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee