This Fair Housing Act lawsuit brought by a fair housing organization and six women challenged a landlord's alleged pattern and practice of sexual harassment of female tenants and prospective tenants resulted in a damages settlement and consent decree containing innovative injunctive relief.
In a significant victory in the fight for fair lending, we secured a major jury verdict against New York-based Emigrant Savings Bank and Emigrant Mortgage Company for discriminatory mortgage lending. The June 2016 liability verdict was both the first case in which a jury held a bank accountable for lending practices that contributed to the country’s 2008 financial collapse, and the first reverse redlining case ever to be tried in federal court.
In 2015, Gilead purchased a single-family property in Cromwell that it intended to use as a group home for six men with disabilities. While such a home is permitted by-right under state law in any residential neighborhood, Defendants responded to community opposition by using the full weight of their authority to force Gilead to close down the home. In December 2019, a federal court issued a landmark ruling permitting Plaintiff Gilead Community Services’ disability discrimination claims to proceed to trial against the Town of Cromwell, Connecticut and held that Plaintiffs could pursue their punitive damages claims against the Town. Trial is set for October 2021.
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.
This Fair Housing Act case on behalf of an African-American tenant who experienced severe racial harassment by a neighbor challenges a landlord's failure to respond to neighbor-on-neighbor harassment.
In the Media
- Newsday, 03.17.2019
- The Nation, 07.15.2016
- New York Times, 06.27.2016
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
A.B., Harvard University, cum laude
- District of Columbia
- New York
- Hon. Andre M. Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Hon. Mary A. McLaughlin, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania