Daphne Schlick
Director, Consumer Protection

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Daphne is the Director of the Consumer Protection Unit. In this role, she oversees UJA Federation’s Connect to Care (C2C) Program, the Foreclosure Prevention Project, The Office of Financial Empowerment’s Debt Collection Project, and the Access to Justice of the NY State Courts’ Volunteer Lawyer For a Day Project (VLFD) in Bronx, Queens, and Richmond counties. She was formerly the Associate Director of the Consumer Protection Project within NYLAG’s General Legal Services unit. She is also a vocal public advocate for consumer economic justice and legislative change, both through local NYC coalition groups and a variety of community workshop presentations. Prior to joining NYLAG, Daphne practiced family law at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation legal services, representing victims of domestic violence in their orders of protection, custody, and visitation proceedings, as well as advocating for victims’ consumer rights. She also previously interned at NYLAG’s Family Law Unit. Throughout her career, Daphne has worked for a variety of government and non-profit agencies including the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, the Legal Aid Society, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Chicago Public Arts Group.

Winston Berkman
Justice Catalyst Fellow, Consumer Protection Unit

Winston assists the Consumer Protection Unit with affirmative litigation against predatory lenders and debt collectors. Prior to NYLAG, Winston was a Legal Fellow with the Project on Predatory Student Lending at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, where he represented low-income borrowers experiencing predatory lending in connection with for-profit schools, and the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, where he managed the organization’s Hurricane Sandy recovery program. Winston has interned at several non-profit and government organizations, including Brooklyn Legal Services, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Covenant House. Winston received his J.D. and M.P.A. from New York University and his B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Tufts University.

Savannah May
Paralegal, Consumer Protection

Marissa Meredyth
Staff Attorney, Consumer Protection

Marissa is situated in Queens and Richmond County Civil Court to oversee the Consumer Debt, Volunteer Lawyer for the Day (VLFD) program, an innovative project designed to increase pro se litigants’ access to justice. Through VLFD, she supervises volunteer attorneys and students defending vulnerable New Yorkers in collection actions involving private student loans, auto loans, medical and credit card debt. Prior to joining NYLAG, Marissa defended doctors and hospitals in complex medical malpractice litigation. Marissa has also interned at numerous government and non-profit organizations, including the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, ASPCA, South Royalton Legal Clinic, and Franklin County State’s Attorney Office. Marissa received her J.D. cum laude from Vermont Law School and B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh.

Anna Park
Senior Staff Attorney, Consumer Protection

Anna is a senior staff attorney with NYLAG’s Consumer Protection Unit. She advises and advocates on behalf of low income New Yorkers who face identity theft, debt collection scams, credit reporting errors, struggles due to consumer and student loan debts, and other financial crises. She also assists with the Consumer Credit Volunteer Lawyer for a Day (VLFD) programs in the Bronx and Queens, whose volunteers represent defendants in court in consumer credit cases. Before joining NYLAG, Anna was a Brooklyn Law School postgraduate fellow in the Matrimonial and Family Law Unit at NYLAG. Anna graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2013, where she was a Charles H. Revson Fellow, an Equal Justice America Fellow, and a Sparer Fellow. During law school, she interned at various organizations including the Brooklyn Family Defense Project, the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, and Brooklyn Law School’s Employment Law Clinic.

Anna Platt
Paralegal, Consumer Protection

Sarah Rosenthal
Coordinating Attorney, Consumer Protection

Sarah is a coordinating attorney with NYLAG’s Consumer Protection Unit, where she participates in the Volunteer Law For A Day (VLFD) Program in the Bronx and Queens. Through VLFD, Sarah represents pro se consumer debtors who have been sued by debt collectors. Sarah also advises clients on an array of consumer-related legal challenges, including bankruptcy and repairing credit histories.  Prior to joining the Consumer Protection Project, Sarah volunteered with NYLAG’s Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program . Sarah graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2013 and received her B.A. from Oberlin College.

Shanna Tallarico
Supervising Attorney, Consumer Protection

Shanna is a Supervising Attorney in NYLAG’s Consumer Protection Unit serving clients facing an array of consumer-related legal challenges. As an attorney for NYLAG’s Consumer Protection Unit, Shanna represents vulnerable New Yorkers by fighting fraud, predatory lending, and illegal debt collection practices. Shanna focuses her litigation work on cases related to auto-fraud, private student loans, and affirmative consumer claims. Prior to joining NYLAG, Shanna clerked for the Honorable Christine O.C. Miller at the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. and worked as an immigration attorney in New York. Shanna is a graduate of Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, summa cum laude, and she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Rebecca Wohl
Staff Attorney, Consumer Protection

Ms. Wohl is a Coordinating Attorney for the Volunteer Law for a Day (VLFD) Program. The project, run in conjunction with NYS Courts’ Access to Justice Program, matches trained volunteer attorneys and law students with unrepresented defendants in consumer law matters. Additionally, through the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment, Rebecca counsels and represents clients with complex consumer financial issues. Prior to joining NYLAG, Rebecca served as a Law Clerk to Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, Appellate Term, First Department. She is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Women in the Legal Profession Committee and the Historical Society of the New York Courts. Rebecca received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and her B.A. cum laude from Connecticut College.