For over forty years, Advocates for Children of New York (“AFC”) has worked with New York City low-income families to secure quality and equal public education services for their children. AFC provides a range of direct services, including free individual case advocacy, such as representing children and families in proceedings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) and also works on institutional reform of educational policies and practices through advocacy and litigation.
Rebecca Shore has served as the Director of Litigation at AFC since 2008. After clerking in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, she was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP where she worked on numerous special education cases and class and individual lawsuits involving disability discrimination. Immediately prior to joining AFC, Rebecca was a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & AIDS Project, working on disability discrimination lawsuits against corporate and governmental entities. As AFC’s Director of Litigation, Rebecca oversees all impact litigation, including class actions, individual and group lawsuits, IDEA appeals, and state and federal administrative complaints. She has served as class and lead counsel in, among others, L.V. v. New York City Dep’t of Educ., D.S. v. New York City Dep’t of Educ., E.B. v. New York City Dep’t of Educ., and C.D. v. New York City Dep’t of Educ.