In June 2010, Bracha Etengoff joined NELC’s litigation team as a staff attorney in NELC’s Boston office. Bracha graduated from Yeshiva University in 2000, received a master’s degree in psychology from Queen’s College in 2002, and obtained her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was awarded Order of the Coif, in 2005. While a law student, she interned with then U.S. Court of Appeals Judge (now Supreme Court Justice) Sonia Sotomayor.

After graduation, Bracha represented injured persons in asbestos exposure cases for three years with a New York law firm, and then served for a year as associate director of the non-profit Environmental Law & Justice Project, focusing on urban environmental issues.

Since coming to NELC, Bracha has helped lay the groundwork for the recently-filed Clean Air Act lawsuit against ExxonMobil, and is investigating potential new cases along the eastern seaboard and in the Midwest.