Ilann is a civil rights lawyer and a partner at one of the leading civil rights litigation firms in the country (U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Civil Rights “Law Firm of the Year”).

Ilann helps the powerless: children, people with disabilities, disenfranchised voters, and victims of police abuse, prison abuse, wrongful convictions, sexual harassment, and all forms of discrimination. Ilann helped save the High Line in New York City, and has brought class actions to end the tampon tax, end delays in Bronx Criminal Court, provide services to disabled preschool children, reduce violence in New York City prisons, and defend millions of Americans surveilled by the National Security Agency.

As a commercial litigator, Ilann has represented Martha Stewart, the Apollo Theater, the NAACP, Newegg, the Children’s Aid Society, The New York Foundling, the New York City Council, and executives and employees in financial services, health care, fashion, advertising, non-profits, and academia.

Ilann is a ten-time “Super Lawyer,” Litigation Counsel of America Fellow, Legal Services Pro Bono Leader, Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Publico award winner, Coro Leadership fellow, and recipient of an Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship, awarded to “outstanding individuals who are committed to public service work.”

Ilann has written for the Washington PostUSA TODAY, the Chicago Tribune and the National Law Journal, blogs for, writes the civil rights litigation column for the New York Law Journal, and is a frequent commentator on civil rights issues in the national media.

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