It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
Before founding her own practice, Briana worked in public interest law firms and legal aid in California and Massachusetts, litigating civil rights, employment rights, prisoners' rights, Social Security disability, and criminal records expungement matters, and representing juveniles in delinquency appeals and adults in death penalty appeals.
Briana is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, California (inactive), and in the U.S. District Courts for Massachusetts and for Northern and Central California; and has clerked for Judges Raymond Lohier of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Elizabeth Stong of the Bankruptcy Court, E.D.N.Y, and Leo T. Sorokin and M. Page Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She speaks fluent French and proficient German.
Briana trained in negotiation and mediation and is a member of the North Shore Community Mediation Center and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.
J.D., Columbia University School of Law (Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review)
M.Ed., Quantitative Methods in Human Development, Harvard Graduate School of Education
A.B., Psychology, Harvard College
- "Benefit Corporations: How to Enforce a Mandate to Pursue the Public Interest?," Columbia Law Review (2012).
- "Defining Literacy and Citizenship: Official Language Arts Curricula in the United States and France," Journal of Citizenship Teaching and Learning (2011)