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Sumani Lanka

The Legal Aid Society
Staff Attorney, Civil Practice Law Reform Unit
New York, NY, USA


Sumani Lanka, Esq. is a 2005 graduate of Brooklyn Law School and currently works as a staff attorney in the Law Reform Unit at the Legal Aid Society, joining her colleagues in bringing class action litigation in the benefits area.  Previously, Ms. Lanka worked as a staff attorney in the Foreclosure Prevention Unit at the Queens Neighborhood Office of the Legal Aid Society, litigating cases on behalf of homeowners who needed assistance and/or were victims of predatory lending.  Prior to her time at the Legal Aid Society, she worked as a legal analyst at American International Group, Inc., as an integral part of its insurance defense team.  In addition, Ms. Lanka worked as a consumer bankruptcy attorney at Charles Juntikka & Associates, LLP specializing in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, and an employment and labor attorney at Barnes, Iaccarino, Virginia, Ambinder & Shepherd PLLC, focusing primarily on workers’ rights and ERISA claims.
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