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Don Friedman is the managing attorney of the Empire Justice Center Long Island office. He is part of the Public Benefits & Health Unit.
Don's primary focus is in public benefits policy advocacy. This work strives, at all levels of government, through legislative and administrative change, to ensure that benefits are adequate and accessible to those in need.
Before joining Empire Justice in 2007, Don had been a staff attorney at legal services offices in Queens and Manhattan, the public benefits coordinating attorney at Legal Services for New York City, and a policy analyst at the Community Food Resource Center and the Community Service Society, both in New York City.
He is a co-founder of Project FAIR, a member of the OTDA Legal Services Advisory Committee and a member of the Suffolk County Welfare to Work Commission. He is the author of An Advocate's Guide to the Welfare Work Rules, available on the Empire Justice Center website.