Michelle Aronowitz


Law Office of Michelle Aronowitz

Michelle is a civil rights attorney in private practice in New York. She is the founder of the Law Office of Michelle Aronowitz, a civil rights law and consulting firm focusing on fair housing and fair lending, immigration and public benefits, public and affordable housing, and employment and other civil rights-related issues.

Michelle recently served in the Obama Administration as Deputy General Counsel for Enforcement and Fair Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to that, Michelle was Deputy Solicitor General for the State of New York, Associate Counsel to President Clinton, and trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Appellate Section and Housing and Civil Enforcement Section. She was an adjunct professor for appellate advocacy at Howard University and a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Michelle also worked as a summer associate at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Michelle graduated from Stanford Law School and Yale University.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fair Housing Justice Center and the New Economy Project in New York City.


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The Trump Administration’s Assault on Fair Housing

8/19/19  //  Commentary

Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule that would substantially limit enforcement of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. This rule is deeply flawed.

Olatunde Johnson

Columbia Law School

Michelle Aronowitz

Private Practice