Len’s work touches on all aspects of Everytown’s litigation practice including municipal defense, affirmative torts, and civil rights litigation. Since joining Everytown in January 2020, Len has worked with the Everytown Law team on a wide range of issues related to gun violence prevention. In Syracuse et al. v. ATF et al., Len is working on an Administrative Procedures Act case to force the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to use its regulatory authority to meaningfully address the growing national problem of ghost guns. In NAACP et al. et al. v. Ohio, Len is working to overturn Ohio’s Stand Your Ground law. Similar Stand Your Ground laws have been linked to increases in homicide rates as well as driving troubling racial disparities in the criminal justice system. He is also exploring other litigation solutions at the intersection of the Gun Violence Prevention and Civil Rights Movements to address racial and gender gun violence disparities in cities and unjustified police shootings.
For over eleven years, Len served as an Assistant Federal Defender in the Eastern District of New York where he litigated a variety of cases including federal firearms offenses, organized crime, and national security cases. Prior to that, he worked as a Staff Attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. More recently, Len worked as a Senior Associate at the Civil Rights firm Neufeld Scheck & Brustin LLP where he litigated complex Civil Rights cases all over the country. He has taught courses in Trial Advocacy and Legal Ethics at CUNY Law School and has lectured about trial skills at other law schools including New York University School of Law, Columbia Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center. Len clerked for the Honorable Lois Bloom in the Eastern District of New York and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University. He is admitted to the state bars of New York and Washington D.C. and admitted to practice in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern District of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Southern District of New York. Len works out of Everytown Law’s New York office.