In 2013, in the first reverse redlining case filed against a for-profit school in the country for engaging in deceptive practices to encourage low-income African-American students to take out large federal student loans for an education that the school knew was inadequate, the firm obtained a $5 million settlement for a class of over 4,000 members.
This First Amendment and race discrimination case challenged a county government’s dismissal of three doctors who were outspoken opponents of budget cuts that impacted a public hospital serving the predominantly African-American population on the south side of Chicago.
S. Hayes, Enforcing Civil Rights Obligations Through the False Claims Act, 1 Colum. J. Race & L. 29 (2011)
S. Hayes, Rethinking When People With Disabilities Must Participate in Public Variance Proceedings, 109 Colum. L. Rev. 2044 (2009)
J.D., Columbia Law School
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude
- District of Columbia
- California (inactive)
- Hon. Marsha S. Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit