Daniel L. Alterman has been practicing law for over forty years. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Alterman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of Buffalo, and then went on to attend the New York University School of Law where he received both his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and his Masters of Law (L.L.M.).
At NYU Law, Mr. Alterman was the recipient of the Katherine Grayson Scholarship, was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow from 1970-72, and served as a Vista lawyer. He worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights and was admitted to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Fellow in 2004. Mr. Alterman was also an Adjunct Professor of the Employment Law and Practices Seminar at the New York Law School from 1995-2000 and has frequently lectured on employment, landlord tenant and civil rights cases.
Since 1971, Mr. Alterman has been a member of the Board of Cooperative Attorneys of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association; and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is presently a member of the board of directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union; and served as president of the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Mr. Alterman is presently a proud member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Among his proudest achievements are working for the prisoners at Attica in 1971, and representing black editors and reporters who successfully sued the New York Daily News in 1987.
Arlene F. Boop has been practicing law since 1975 or for over 30 years. She was admitted in 1976, in New York and Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Arlene attended Brown University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and received her law degree from New York University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She started her legal career as a legal services attorney and then managing attorney of an eight attorney officec with the Neighborhood Legal services in Pittsburgh, PA. Since her return to New York in 1980, she has specialized in complex litigation, including employment discrimination, wage and hour work, and group and individual tenant rights protection. She also has extensive transactional and litigation practice in real estate including the representation of both individuals and cooperative associations. Arlene Boop is the lead counsel in the Carnegie Hall litigation seeking to protect the artist tenants' whose studios and homes are threatened by the renovation of Carnegie Hall towers and reclamation of space for non-artist uses. She has also led the legal fight to save WashingtonSquarePark to prevent destructive development of this jewel in Greenwich Village and has assisted in other litigation efforts by the firm to provide parkland on the Hudson River and other land use cases.
She is a frequent contributor to articles on tenants rights, housing issues, and preservation issues. Arlene is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association; National Lawyers Guild; National Employment Lawyers Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
She is married with two children and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her hobbies include hiking, bike riding, tennis, and reading.
Lorna Peterson is a 2008 graduate of Berkeley Law School. Following law school, she worked as a legal fellow and consultant with the International Center for Transitional Justice where she specialized in research in international human rights law and co-authored a policy report entitled After Torture: U.S. Accountability and the Right to Redress. Her current civil litigation practice focuses on civil rights and labor and employment law.