Melissa Iachan

Melissa Iachan

Senior Staff Attorney at NYLPI

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151 West 30th Street 11th Floor, New York City, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(212) 244-4664

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B.A.Brown University

J.D.University of Pennsylvania Law School

Recent News  

NYLPI | New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

The New York Times featured NYLPI client Cleanup North Brooklyn and NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan in an article highlighting waste equity issues in North Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and Southeast Queens.

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Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan Pens Op-Ed with US Rep Serrano | New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

José Serrano and Melissa Iachan of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest write that, 25 years after the start of the environmental justice movement, the South Bronx is still dealing with the discriminatory burden of commercial and residential waste.

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Staff | New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Melissa Iachan - Senior Staff Attorney
Melissa Iachan - Senior Staff Attorney/Lobbying Compliance Counsel Melissa Iachan is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Environmental Justice program at NYLPI, where she advocates to improve access and equity for vulnerable low income communities and communities of color, particularly regarding circumstances which disproportionately impact those communities' environmental and health conditions. Before joining NYLPI, Melissa worked for New York City at the mayor's office, and at the New York City Business Integrity Commission, developing expertise in regulatory law. Previously, Melissa worked as a litigation associate in private practice in the areas of white collar defense, complex civil litigation and bankruptcy litigation. Melissa has experience in community organizing, political advocacy, government relations, and political strategy, which she combines in her advocacy work at NYLPI. Melissa received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and her B.A. from Brown University.

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