2019 Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference 
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Adam Shoop

The Bronx Defenders
Legal Director, Civil Action Practice
Bronx NY
Adam Shoop began as a staff attorney and is now the legal director of the Civil Action Practice at The Bronx Defenders, where he has been since 2012. He has represented hundreds of clients who initially come to The Bronx Defenders as a result of an arrest or child welfare case but also face other civil legal issues, such as ineligibility for or termination of a public housing tenancy, particularly as the result of an arrest or criminal conviction. He was also lead counsel on The Bronx Defenders v. NYPD, 156520/2016 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. Cty.) a Freedom of Information Law appeal that lead to the disclosure of hundreds of thousands of NYPD property seizure records and policy documents, and counsel for plaintiffs in the federal impact litigation Encarnacion v. City of New York, 16 Civ. 156 (DLC) (S.D.N.Y.), alleging unconstitutional property seizure by the NYPD Property Clerk Division. Adam received his J.D. from CUNY School of Law and his B.S. in Political Communication from Emerson College in Boston.