Staff

Hedwig O'Hara

Hedwig O'Hara

Legal Director, hohara@lawyersalliance.org, (212) 219-1800 ext. 226

As Legal Director, Hedy O'Hara oversees Lawyers Alliance's legal representation, educational, and client outreach services for nonprofits, and manages the in-house staff attorneys. Lawyers Alliance promoted Ms. O'Hara to this important management team role as of April 1, 2020. Previously, she served as a Senior Staff Attorney, building Lawyers Alliance's program to serve nonprofits engaged in affordable housing development, neighborhood revitalization, supportive housing, and services to the homeless. Ms. O'Hara continues to use her legal expertise related to financing, real estate, and transactions to help and support Lawyers Alliance's clients, volunteers, and staff in a wide variety of legal matters. Prior to joining Lawyers Alliance in 2002, Ms. O'Hara was an attorney with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP; Battle Fowler LLP; and Brown & Wood LLP. She received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1991 and B.A. cum laude from City University of New York at Hunter College.

Lawyers Alliance publication: Joint Ventures for Housing Organizations

Professional and community activities: Board member of West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing and Vestry member of Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church

Preferred pronouns: she/her

Favorite New York City spot: The Cloisters