William Xu

Staff Attorney, Family Defense Practice

Tel (347) 592-2549Fax (347) 521-2190

William is a 2014 graduate of American University Washington College of Law and a native of Queens, NY. Prior to joining BDS, he worked to preserve low income housing in New York’s Lower East Side, leveraging the court system to halt illegal evictions and discourage discriminatory housing practices. Prior to this work, he also served the International Services Division of the American Red Cross, where he engaged the Department of Defense and State to promote the observance of the Geneva Conventions.

During law school, William focused on human rights law. He represented death row inmates and political refugees as part of the International Human Rights law Clinic. He was also a part of the War Crimes Research Office, through which he has worked with the United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the Federal Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. William also serves as the chair of Odanadi-US, a NGO supporting the rescue and rehabilitation of human trafficking survivors in southern India.