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Friday, August 24, 2007

Here is who Bruce is up against

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Ilann Margalit Maazel


Ilann Margalit Maazel has a diverse trial and appellate practice, with extensive experience in both state and federal court. Mr. Maazel's civil rights docket focuses upon police misconduct, free speech, election, education, employment discrimination, international, and class action litigation. He also represents a number of institutions and individuals in complex commercial and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Maazel joined the firm after clerking for the Hon. John M. Walker on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

At ECBA Mr. Maazel has represented Martha Stewart, Friends of the High Line, the New York City Council, New York gubernatorial candidate Tom Golisano, the City of Mount Vernon, and a diverse array of commercial and civil rights clients. He has also served as class counsel or co-counsel to a putative class of millions of Americans subjected to illegal surveillance by the federal government, to a class of hundreds of disabled preschool children in a suit against the New York City and State Departments of Education, and to a class of thousands of inmates in New York City prisons in a suit against the New York City Department of Corrections. Mr. Maazel is a recipient of the Legal Aid Society's 2004 and 2005 Pro Bono Publico Awards, a 2001-02 recipient of a Coro Fellowship, Leadership New York, and received an Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship, awarded to “outstanding individuals who are committed to public service work.”

Mr. Maazel previously worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and at the Federal Defenders in the Eastern District of New York. He regularly writes and lectures on civil rights, First Amendment, education, and election law issues, and is a frequent commentator on civil rights issues in the national media. Mr. Maazel also writes a regular Civil Rights Litigation column for the New York Law Journal.

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"Sean Bell is the tip of the iceberg," said Ilann Maazel, a partner at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady.