William Friedman
Acting Director, Storm Response

William is the Acting Director of the Storm Response Unit, which provides comprehensive legal services for victims of Superstorm Sandy.  During the storm recovery process, he has advocated for clients across multiple practice areas, including landlord-tenant, foreclosure, consumer, insurance, and benefit programs.  Prior to joining NYLAG, William practiced landlord-tenant and foreclosure defense litigation at Nassau-Suffolk Legal Services. He earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and his B.A. from Muhlenberg College.

Berlotte Antoine
Paralegal, Storm Response

Calla Jean
Paralegal, Storm Response

Yoo Lim
Equal Justice Works Fellow, Storm Response

Cynthia Riaz
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Aaron Scheinwald
Coordinating Attorney, Storm Response

Aaron is a Coordinating Attorney in the Storm Response Unit. He was previously a staff attorney with the Mobile Legal Help Center, and worked alongside the Storm Response Unit with Hurricane Sandy victims.  Traveling across New York City and Long Island, Aaron meets with potential clients and advises them on various storm-related legal issues, including FEMA IHP assistance, homeowner’s and flood insurance claims, and post-Sandy homeowner assistance programs.  Prior to working at NYLAG, Aaron volunteered at MFY Legal Services and interned at the United Nation Development Programme’s Bureau of Development Policy: HIV-AIDS Unit, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Section 8 Appeals Unit, and Fordham University School of Law’s Interdisciplinary Center for Family and Child Advocacy.  Aaron is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and the University of California at Berkeley.

Mohammed Shaikh
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Jordan Shipley
Staff Attorney, Storm Response

Racheal White
Staff Attorney, Storm Response