Power Moves: Jessica Attie joins Education Law Center - Generocity Philly

People

Jan. 13, 2020 1:01 pm

Power Moves: Jessica Attie joins Education Law Center

Attie's c.v. is filled with cases that address many of the most significant legal challenges of recent years: the "Muslim ban," the separation of children and families at the border, residential segregation, and voting rights, among many others.

Jessica Attie.

(Courtesy photo)

Jessica Attie  has joined the Education Law Center as a staff attorney. At the Education Law Center, Attie will be part of the team working on lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s school funding system – William Penn School District et al. v. Pa. Dept. of Education et al.

The appointment was announced via email January 10. Attie, who most recently served in the appeals unit at the Philadelphia District Attorney‘s office, is described as an experienced litigator who has devoted most of her career to civil rights law.

And, in fact, her c.v. is filled with cases that address many of the most significant legal challenges of recent years. For example, serving as special counsel for civil rights in the NY AG’s office, she led efforts to fight the Trump Administration decision to withhold federal funding from so-called “sanctuary cities,” and its delay of a housing rule intended to combat residential segregation. Attie was a member of the team that challenged the “Muslim ban,” as well as the team that challenged the practice of separating children from their families at the border.

She also litigated cases involving fair housing and redlining, credit discrimination, and voting rights, and she contributed to the AG’s report analyzing the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices.

Earlier in her career, as a project director at South Brooklyn Legal Services, Attie led litigation on behalf of low-income and minority homeowners who received predatory mortgage loans.

“We are thrilled to have Jessica join our legal team, given her experience, talent, and team spirit,” ELC executive director Deborah Gordon Klehr said in the announcement email.

Attie holds degrees from Barnard College and Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar. She has taught at Brooklyn Law School and the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

Power moves: Jennifer Lowman is West Philadelphia Alliance for Children’s new executive director

82% of Americans want paid maternity leave — making it as popular as chocolate

Recalibration of power: Building an equitable tech pipeline in Philly

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Beyond Literacy: Combining nearly 90 years of history into one org

2950 Potshop Road Worcester Pa 19490

Variety – the Children's Charity of the Delaware Valley

Director of Development

Apply Now
Philadelphia

The Food Trust

Director of Finance

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Robotics Coalition

Executive Director

Apply Now

An advantage of the government’s new payments for families: Not humiliating poor people

Disappearing benefit packages leave workers with chronic economic insecurity

Power moves: Andy Kang named executive director of Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Inscripción Doble en Congreso: Lo que trae el futuro

Philadelphia, PA or remote

Eluna

Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Pathways to Housing PA

Director of Human Resources

Apply Now
174 Diamond St Philadelphia PA 19122

Ceiba

Bilingual Program Coordinator

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity