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Neta Borshansky

Director for Public Sector Careers and Director of Government Programs

Neta Borshansky is Penn Law’s Associate Director for Public Sector Careers and Director of Government Programs. Before joining Penn Law, Neta was a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. While at DOJ, her work focused primarily on investigating and litigating systemic housing discrimination cases under the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her work included cases involving race discrimination against African-American participants in the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program; sexual harassment against low-income female tenants; discrimination against group homes for persons with disabilities; design and construction requirements of multifamily housing; and zoning and land use policies that exclude African Americans from equal access to affordable housing. She also co-led the summer legal internship program. She received her JD from UC Davis School of Law, where she dedicated herself to public service. As a law student, she participated in three clinics including a medical-legal partnership at the East Bay Community Law Center and she co-founded a student legal aid organization that organizes spring break legal aid trips to underserved communities around the country. She received her BA from Bryn Mawr College.