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Daniela Nanau, principal attorney at the Law Office of Daniela Nanau, P.C., is an employment and civil rights lawyer based in New York City. She litigates individual cases, as well as collective and class actions, on behalf of employees who have experienced discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation and wage and hour violations. She also has significant experience representing students and tenants in federal actions involving racial and sexual harassment. Ms. Nanau earned her B. A. from Reed College and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School. Daniela is a Board member of the National Employment Lawyers’ Association, New York Chapter, the largest America bar organization focused on the practice of plaintiff-side employment law and provides pro bono representation to individuals at El Centro de Educación de Trabajadores, a community center serving immigrants in Hell’s Kitchen.
Before law school, Ms. Nanau served as a paralegal in the White House Counsel’s Office and as the Associate Director of Research for the First Lady during the Clinton Administration. She also worked for several members of Congress in policy-related positions. Notable cases include USA v. Barnason, 10 Civ. 3335 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (lead trial attorney representing five intervenor-plaintiffs in Fair Housing Act sexual harassment case that settled for $2.1 million, the largest settlement for harassment-related violations under FHA to date).
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