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Craig Gurian
Adjunct Professor of Law
54 West 21st Street,
New York, NY 10010
Telephone: 212.346.7600

  • Currently Executive Director of the Anti-Discrimination Center and Editor of Remapping Debate.
  • Conceptualized, investigated, developed, and co-counseled landmark False Claims Act case against Westchester County.  Westchester was found to have "utterly failed" to meet its affirmatively furthering fair housing obligations,  and to have falsely or fraudulently represented that it had or would do so.   Ultimately, the litigation resulted in a landmark housing desegregation consent decree.
  • Practiced anti-discrimination law since 1988.
  • Legal Counsel to sister civil rights organization in successful effort to pass a comprehensive Nassau County Fair Housing Law in 2006.
  • Principal drafter of Local Civil Rights Restoration Act of 2005.
  • Served as Legal Director and subsequently as Chief Counsel of the Law Enforcement Bureau of the NYC Human Rights Commission from 1988-91.
  • Principal drafter for the Commission of the comprehensive 1991 revisions to the City Human Rights Law.
  • In private practice, successfully litigated the first Title IX sex harassment case tried to a jury in the United States.
  • In addition to work on behalf of plaintiffs in employment discrimination matters, has represented both individuals and fair housing groups in housing discrimination cases.
  • Co-counseled matters with a variety of private sector and public sector counsel, including the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, and has provided training on discrimination law issues for a wide array of bar, community, and not-for-profit organizations.


B.A. Columbia College 1979; J.D. Columbia Law School 1983;

M.A. Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 2003 (United States History)

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