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Making an Impact in Gun Violence Prevention Litigation: A Ghost Guns Case Story

October 19, 2023

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

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WCC; 2009 Classroom

Gun violence is the leading cause of premature death in the United States. For far too long, life-saving laws have been thwarted by powerful gun lobbies and by political leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps to reduce gun violence. Join Wasserstein Fellow Len Kamdang as he discusses his career path, the role that lawyers can play in stemming the tide of gun violence, and why YOU should join the movement.

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Since joining Everytown in January 2020, Len has worked on a wide range of issues related to gun violence prevention. His litigation practice includes municipal defense, affirmative torts, and civil rights litigation. In Syracuse et al. v. ATF et al., Len is working on an Administrative Procedures Act case to force the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to use its regulatory authority to meaningfully address the growing national problem of ghost guns. In NAACP et al. et al. v. Ohio, Len is working to overturn Ohio’s Stand Your Ground law. He is also exploring other litigation solutions at the intersection of the Gun Violence Prevention and Civil Rights Movements to address racial and gender gun violence disparities in cities and unjustified police shootings. For over eleven years, Len served as an Assistant Federal Defender in the Eastern District of New York where he litigated a variety of cases including federal firearms offenses, organized crime, and national security cases. Prior to that, he worked as a Staff Attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. More recently, Len worked as a Senior Associate at the Civil Rights firm Neufeld Scheck & Brustin LLP where he litigated complex Civil Rights cases all over the country. Len clerked for the Honorable Lois Bloom in the Eastern District of New York and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University.

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