Shekar Krishnan

Shekar Krishnan is the program director of Brooklyn A's group representation unit, managing its fair housing litigation and community-based advocacy on behalf of tenant and neighborhood groups in North and East Brooklyn. He began his career as an attorney in the Unit, leading Brooklyn A’s Broadway Triangle fair housing case against the City of New York. He was then an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, serving as pro bono counsel to Brooklyn A and as a member of the board. Mr. Krishnan clerked for Senior United States District Court Judge Jack B. Weinstein in the Eastern District of New York. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a Clarence Darrow Scholar and contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review, and his undergraduate degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Mr. Krishnan is a member of the board of directors of Citizens Union, a good-government advocacy group in New York, and the Chair of Friends of Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens. His publications include: "Race Lost for the New East New York" (N.Y. Daily News); "Black, White and Wrong All Over" (N.Y. Daily News); "The Real Needs of NYC's Plaza's" (Queens Tribune); and "Advocacy for Tenant and Community Empowerment" (CUNY Law Review).