Jessica Attie Gurvich joined the Philadelphia office of the Education Law Center in December 2019. Before coming to ELC, Jessica served as Special Counsel for Civil Rights in the New York Attorney General’s office, where she handled several notable matters, including New York’s challenge to the Muslim Ban, its sanctuary-cities litigation, and its investigation into the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices. More recently, Jessica served in the appeals unit at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Jessica is a graduate of Barnard College and Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar and a research assistant for Professor David Cole. After law school, she clerked for Judge Ricardo M. Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and practiced at a law firm in Washington D.C. Between 2004 and 2009, Jessica was a project director at South Brooklyn Legal Services, where she litigated fair-housing and predatory-lending cases on behalf of low-income homeowners. She has taught at Brooklyn Law School and the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Jessica is fluent in Spanish.