Biography

Susan Welber is a staff attorney in Civil Practice Law Reform Unit of The Legal Aid Society in New York City, where she focuses on impact litigation, administrative and legislative advocacy on public benefits issues, including immigrant access to public benefits. In the area of immigrant access to government benefits, Susan was a lead counsel on the monitoring and enforcement phase of M.K.B. v. Eggleston, a class action on behalf of immigrants in New York City who were erroneously denied benefits based on their immigration status and Pelegrin v. Doar, a case challenging New York City's policy of holding sponsors liable for the value of benefits received by immigrant recipients.  Susan earned her B.A. from Columbia College and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.  She is currently serving as Chair of the New York City Bar Association Social Welfare Law Committee.