Nathalia Alejandra Varela

Nathalia Alejandra Varela
Legal Fellow

Nathalia focuses on employment issues faced by low-wage Latinx workers in Nassau County, NY. She has filed charges of: discrimination based upon race, gender and pregnancy; retaliation; failure to pay wages; and unfair labor practices with the EEOC, the NYSDHR, the NLRB and the NYSDOL. She also has a special interest in government transparency and challenging the misidentification of Latinx youth as gang-affiliated.

Previously, Nathalia worked as a staff attorney at Bronx Legal Services focusing on eviction defense and affirmative litigation that advanced tenants’ rights. Nathalia graduated from CUNY School of Law in 2015. As a third-year law student she interned with LJP where her research and writing greatly contributed to a precedential decision holding that DACA recipients are eligible for admission to the New York State Bar.

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Juan Cartagena

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President and General Counsel

"There is an urgent need today … to analyze the intersection of police reforms, changes in the penal system and drug policy in this country. In reality, Latinos are disproportionately and negatively affected by police and criminal system practices that discriminate against them but rarely involve them in forging solutions."

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