Staff

Laura Abel

Laura Abel

Senior Policy Counsel/Interim Legal Director, label@lawyersalliance.org, (212) 219-1800 ext. 283

Laura Abel has been Senior Policy Counsel at Lawyers Alliance for New York since 2013. In this capacity, she leads Lawyers Alliance's advocacy-related work on behalf of the nonprofit sector and provides business law representation to nonprofits engaged in advocacy. Prior to joining Lawyers Alliance, she was Deputy Director of the National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School, Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, and a fellow at Gibbons P.C. and the ACLU. She graduated from Yale Law School and Harvard College.

We are delighted that Ms. Abel is also serving as the Interim Legal Director, overseeing Lawyers Alliance's overall legal representation, educational and client outreach services, while continuing to advance Lawyers Alliance's advocacy initiative.

Preferred pronouns: she/her

Favorite New York City spot: Hammock grove on Governor’s Island