Jennifer Bennett, Esq.
Board of DirectorsPublic Justice
Laura Dismore is a Legal Fellow at Justice Catalyst Law. Laura graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was a student attorney through the Housing Clinic, Tenant Advocacy Project, and Human Rights Clinic. Prior to joining the Justice Catalyst, Laura clerked at the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Benjamin Elga, Esq.
Benjamin Elga is the founding Executive Director of the Justice Catalyst and Justice Catalyst Law, where he works on a wide array of projects, with a focus on impact litigation and innovation in legal practice. Previously, Ben worked to bring antitrust and consumer class actions at Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, including litigation that resulted in the recall of thousands of defective cars and the return unfairly depressed wages to nurses. Before attending Harvard Law, he was an agriculture volunteer with the Peace Corps in Senegal and worked on several state-wide political races. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
Jacob Lipton, Esq.
Board of DirectorsSystemic Justice Project at Harvard Law
Sarah O'Brien, Esq.
Board of DirectorsOrleans Public Defenders
Program Associate & Paralegal
Jessica Rahmoune is a Program Associate & Paralegal at Justice Catalyst Law. Jessica graduated from New York University, where she earned a B.A. in Economics & participated in programs focusing on U.S. Politics and International Economics in Washington, D.C. and Florence, Italy. Prior to joining Justice Catalyst, she worked at the French Embassy in New York and the Brennan Center for Justice.
Brian Shearer, Esq.
Brian Shearer is Justice Catalyst Law’s Legal Director, where he uses impact litigation and innovative legal practice to advance economic and social justice. Prior to coming to Justice Catalyst, Brian worked for 7 years at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where he worked on a wide variety of consumer protection issues but focused on student loans, debt collection, payday lending, UDAP, and administrative law. In 2017, Brian was CFPB Director Cordray’s Senior Advisor on all policy issues. Before attending American University Washington College of Law, he was a paralegal for an immigration law firm in Los Angeles. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia.