First reverse redlining case filed against a for-profit school in the country, alleging that it used a variety of deceptive practices to encourage students to take out large federal student loans for an education that the school knew was inadequate, while targetting African Americans and residents of low-income neighborhoods for enrollment. The final settlement required the school to pay $5 million to to a class of over 4,000 members.
First Amendment and race discrimination case challenging county government’s dismissal of three doctors who were outspoken opponents of budget cuts that impacted a public hospital that serves a 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