Denise Acron is Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Tort Division of the New York City Law Department. Prior to joining the Law Department, she was a Senior Staff Attorney at Manhattan Legal Services where she practiced in the Government Benefits Unit. In that role, she represented low income clients and litigated federal, state, and city cases concerning government benefits. Manhattan Legal Services, which is part of Legal Services NYC, the largest civil legal services provider in the country, fights poverty and seeks racial, social, and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. Raised in San Diego, California, Denise graduated from Columbia University with honors and Wake Forest University School of Law.