Senior Staff Attorney, Immigration- NYFIUP
Alex Lampert joined BDS as a staff attorney with the Immigration Unit in 2017, where she represents detained non-citizens facing deportation through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project. She is an experienced litigator and is passionate about representing individuals affected by the criminal justice and immigration systems.
Prior to joining BDS, Alex was an associate at Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP, a civil rights firm specializing in police misconduct and jail/prison litigation. There, Alex litigated numerous cases in federal and state courts, helping clients who were the victims of constitutional violations and egregious misconduct obtain significant compensation. While at NSB, Alex also volunteered with Make the Road New York, helping to conduct intake interviews at immigration court, and guest lectured on civil rights litigation at Cardozo Law School. Before joining NSB, Alex served as a law clerk for the honorable Diane P. Wood on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Alex graduated from Stanford Law School in June 2011, where her experiences focused on indigent defense and prisoners’ rights. As a law student, she interned at the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Public Defenders’ Office, and with a defense attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She participated in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where she worked on appeals before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of criminal defendants. And she was a volunteer instructor with the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison, helping to lead a new interdisciplinary seminar that examined the history and effects of mass incarceration.
Before attending law school, Alex worked as a Program Coordinator for the San Francisco Superior Court’s collaborative justice programs, including drug court and behavioral health court, which seek to connect individuals to treatment instead of incarceration.
She speaks Spanish and is admitted to practice in New York and California (inactive) as well as the EDNY, SDNY, 2nd Circuit, D.C. Circuit, 7th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.