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Rachel M. Kleinman

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Assistant Counsel of the Education Group

Rachel M. Kleinman joined LDF as an Assistant Counsel in the Education Group in May 2011. Prior to joining LDF, Rachel was a litigation associate at the plaintiff-side law firm, Beldock, Levine & Hoffman LLP.  There, she developed a civil rights practice with a focus on police misconduct and employment discrimination. Prior to joining the firm she was a law clerk to the Hon. Michael H. Dolinger in the Southern District of New York. Ms. Kleinman received her law degree from Fordham University School of Law magna cum laude, where she was a Stein Scholar for Public Interest Law & Ethics and the Associate Research and Writing Editor for the Fordham Urban Law Journal.  Ms. Kleinman graduated from Brown University with a degree in American Civilization with honors.  She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law.