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

Report: Race, housing insecurity, and COVID-19 are connected

Opinion: We could have ended family detention in PA in 2016. Why is it allowed to continue?

How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Inscripción Doble en Congreso: Lo que trae el futuro

Remote; from home office

New Horizons Senior Center

Communications Assistant

Apply Now
Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd

JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

Youth Engagement Program Coordinator

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey

Chief Knowledge Officer

Apply Now

If accessibility seems an unsolvable riddle, the Penn Museum offers an answer

This Philly symposium was born from the rich intellectual tradition — and the erasure — of Afro-Latinxs

What did ‘A Better Chicago’ do for poverty that could work in Philadelphia?

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Dual Enrollment at Congreso: Where does it go from here?

Philadelphia, PA

Campus Philly

President

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Senior Officer Pew Fund

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Neighborhood Gardens Trust

Development and Communications Manager

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity