Jonathan Fox
Director, Tenants' Rights

Jonathan is Director of the Tenants’ Rights Unit, which represents low-income New York City tenants and strives to preserve safe and affordable housing for its clients by defending them in eviction cases and by asserting their rights affirmatively under tenant protection laws. Before becoming Director, Jonathan served as a Supervising Attorney for the TRU’s Brooklyn team. Prior to that, Jonathan was s Supervising Attorney in NYLAG’s Storm Response Unit representing Sandy-affected families in consumer-related legal matters, such as contractor fraud, mechanics liens, disaster-related tax issues, and in lawsuits filed against consumers by contractors. Before joining NYLAG, Jonathan worked at The Financial Clinic where he handled consumer law cases for low-income New Yorkers and survivors of domestic violence in the areas of foreclosure defense, debt collection defense, tax, and bankruptcy. At The Financial Clinic, he also created and facilitated interactive financial development and consumer law trainings and webinars and developed companion written materials for practitioners nationwide, including domestic violence advocates, housing counselors, and financial coaches. Prior to that, Jonathan worked as a staff attorney at the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Jonathan graduated from the University Connecticut School of Law with high honors and holds his B.A. from Columbia University.

Edward Campanelli
Associate Director, Tenants' Rights

Rachel Abdan
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Jessica Abreu
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Randsel Brannum
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Justin Brown
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights

Justin represents low-income tenants facing eviction proceedings in Queens.  Justin previously worked in NYLAG’s Storm Response Unit, where he assisted clients with a range of issues including federal disaster benefits and consumer protection. Before joining NYLAG, Justin served as a Dean’s Fellow at the Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham Law School, where he helped administer free consumer debt clinics in conjunction with the Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO), and advocated for stronger consumer protection practices in New York courts. Justin received his J.D. from Fordham Law School and his B.A. in History and “Philosophy, Politics and Law,” Phi Beta Kappa, from SUNY Binghamton.

Michael Connors
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights

Michael is currently a Staff Attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Unit where he represents low-income tenants facing eviction in Queens. He began his tenure with TRU as a part of the inaugural class of Pro Bono Scholars during his last semester of law school and returned to TRU as a Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow before becoming a Staff Attorney. Michael received his J.D. from CUNY School of law and his B.A. from Boston College.

Yekaterina Desyatnikova
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights

Katherine Erickson
Staff Attorney, Tenants’ Rights

Katherine is a Staff Attorney on the Manhattan team of the Tenants’ Rights Unit. Prior to joining TRU, she worked for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow, conducting research on international human rights fact-finding. She graduated from the New York University School of Law in 2015. During law school she interned at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and the Center for Constitutional Rights, and participated in a student clinic at the Brennan Center for Justice. She has previously volunteered helping indigent clients with family law matters with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, and has assisted with consumer law matters at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto. Katherine received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Scripps College.

Caroline Gottlieb
Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow, Tenants' Rights

Caroline is a Poverty Justice Solutions fellow in the Tenants’ Rights Unit where she represents low-income Brooklyn tenants facing eviction in both housing court and administrative proceedings. Prior to joining NYLAG, Caroline was a Georgetown Law sponsored housing fellow in the Economic Justice Project at Sanctuary for Families. Caroline has interned at numerous non-profit organizations including Human Rights First, D.C. Public Defenders and Her Justice. While in law school, Caroline participated in Georgetown’s asylum clinic. Caroline received her J.D. from Georgetown Law and her B.A. from Bates College.

Elizabeth Harrington
Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow, Tenants' Rights

Elizabeth is a Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow where she represents low-income Queens tenants in both housing court and administrative proceedings. Elizabeth is returning to NYLAG after a previous internship in the Family Law Unit. Elizabeth has also interned at a number of other non-profit organizations, including the General Counsel’s Office for the Brooklyn Public Library, the Family Center, and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Prior to law school, Elizabeth worked as an AmeriCorps Legal Assistant at Legal Assistance of Western New York. Elizabeth received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from SUNY Geneseo.

Javeria Hashmi
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights / Mobile Legal Help Center

Javeria is a staff attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Unit (TRU) and the Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC).  Traveling to all five boroughs, Javeria meets with potential clients and assists them with housing law issues.  She represents low-income tenants in Housing Court and administrative proceedings.  Before joining NYLAG, she was a staff attorney at CAMBA Legal Services where she provided anti-eviction legal services to tenants, including legal advice and representation in non-payment court proceedings, holdovers, and HP Actions for Repairs.  Prior to that, Javeria was a law clerk to the Hon. J. Randall Corman, J.S.C. in New Brunswick, NJ.  As a law clerk, she worked closely with pro se litigants in filing Orders to Show Cause and other emergent applications.  Javeria is a 2014 graduate of the CUNY School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College.

Joshua Kiel
Staff Attorney, Tenants’ Rights

Randi Lee
Staff Attorney, Tenants’ Rights

Randi is a staff attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Unit at NYLAG, where she represents low-income tenants facing nonpayment and holdover proceedings in Housing Court. Prior to joining the Tenants’ Rights Unit at NYLAG, Randi was a staff attorney at CAMBA, where she represented low-income tenants in Housing Court and in administrative proceedings. Prior to that, Randi was a staff attorney in the Storm Response Unit at NYLAG, where she represented homeowners and tenants facing disaster related legal issues after Superstorm Sandy. Randi graduated from Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in History and Communication from the University of California, San Diego.

Jacob Malafsky
Staff Attorney, Tenants’ Rights

Jacob is a Staff Attorney in NYLAG’s Tenants’ Rights Unit. He represents Manhattan tenants in housing court and administrative proceedings. Prior to joining the Tenants’ Rights Unit, Jacob was a Staff Attorney with The Legal Aid Society representing low-income tenants in Queens. Jacob is a 2014 graduate of the CUNY School of Law.

Karen Marcos
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Melissa Molfetas
Staff Attorney, Tenants’ Rights

Rogelio Tec Moo
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Tina O’Neale
Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow, Tenants' Rights

Khushbu Patel
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights

Khushbu is a Staff Attorney in the Tenants’ Rights Unit. She represents low-income tenants in Brooklyn housing court and in administrative proceedings. She also advises tenants who are referred to NYLAG by community-based organizations at Single Stop sites. Previously, she worked at NYLAG as a Poverty Justice Solutions Fellow. Khushbu received a J.D. from New York Law School where she was a Pro Bono Scholar at the City Bar Justice Center. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut.

Abigail Rosenfeld
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Joseph Schofield
Staff Attorney, Tenants' Rights

Angela Stovall
Paralegal, Tenants' Rights

Bethani Williams
Supervising Attorney, Tenants' Rights

Allison Yurcik
Staff Attorney, Tenants’ Rights

Allison is a Staff Attorney in NYLAG’s Tenants’ Rights Unit. She represents Manhattan tenants in housing court and administrative proceedings. Prior to joining the Tenants’ Rights Unit, Allison served as a Legal Fellow and then Volunteer Attorney in NYLAG’s LGBTQ Law Project, representing and advising LGBTQ New Yorkers on a broad range of legal issues. Allison received a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in Mathematics from Macalester College.