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Eileen Connor

Eileen Connor

New York Legal Assistance Group
New York, NY, USA

Eileen M. Connor is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Special Litigation Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG).  NYLAG, a non-profit law office, is a leading provider of civil legal services to low- and middle-income New Yorkers.  The Special Litigation Unit brings class-action and impact litigation under a broad mandate of pursuing economic justice on behalf of NYLAG clients.  As a member of SLU, Ms. Connor has focused on the impacts of student-loan debt on low-income individuals.  Her cases include Salazar v. Duncan, a proposed class-action under the Administrative Procedure Act on behalf of individuals who borrowed federal student loans to attend schools operated by the Wilfred American Educational Corporation, whose principals were indicted for federal student loan fraud, and Frica-Sanchez v. ASA College, a proposed class action under New York’s General Business Law § 349 and RICO, on behalf of individuals who attended ASA College.  Ms. Connor has represented the legal service committee in negotiated rulemaking before the United States Department of Education.  Prior to joining NYLAG, Ms. Connor was a John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, and a staff attorney at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center.  She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, and her B.A. from Brown University.

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