Nancy Hoppock - Nancy Hoppock is the Executive Director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law here at NYU Law. Before joining NYU, Nancy served as the Executive Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice at the New York Attorney General's Office. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Nancy served as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of New Jersey from 2001 to 2010, where she handled a broad range of federal criminal prosecutions. During her tenure at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Nancy was promoted to supervise the Government Fraud Unit, then became a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, and later the Chief of the Criminal Division. She was a recipient of the Department of Justice Director’s Award in 2010, for her work on the prosecution of a human trafficking case, United States vs. Afolabi. Nancy started her career at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where she spent seven years as an Assistant District Attorney in the trial division. She received her B.A. from the University of Delaware and her law degree from Seton Hall Law School.
Taina Bien-Aime - Taina Bien-Aimé has over two decades of experience defending the rights of women and girls at the national and global level. She is currently the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), one of the oldest international organizations dedicated to ending trafficking in women and girls and commercial sexual exploitation as practices of gender-based violence. Prior to this position, Taina was the Executive Director of Women's City Club of New York, an advocacy organization that helps shape policy in New York. She is also a founding Board member of and later served as the Executive Director of Equality Now (2000-2011), an international human rights organization that works to promote the human rights of women and girls. She was Director of Business Affairs/Film Acquisitions at Home Box Office (1996-2000) and practiced international corporate law at the Wall St. law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (1992-1996). Taina holds a Juris Doctor from NYU School of Law where she received the Vanderbilt Medal. She earned a Licence in Political Science from the University of Geneva/Graduate School of International Studies in Switzerland. Taina has extensive public speaking and media experience, the latter including with the New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, the Amanpour Show and many other print and television outlets. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post.
Melissa Broudo - Melissa Sontag Broudo, Esq. is a senior staff attorney with the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City. Ms. Broudo provides legal advocacy, advice, and information to sex workers and survivors of trafficking on a variety of issues, including vacating convictions for survivors, violence against sex workers, and civil consequences of convictions. Prior to joining SWP, Ms. Broudo worked with various organizations that engaged individuals who are marginalized because of poverty, criminalization, or discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, or HIV status. Ms. Broudo is also very active in the sex workers' rights movement and is a Board Member of three sex worker organizations: the PROS Network (Providers Offering Resources and Services to Sex Workers), Best Practices Policy Project, and the Desiree Alliance. Ms. Broudo graduated from Brown University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, and Georgetown University Law Center.
Jillian Modzeleski - Jillian Modzeleski is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where she received a B.A. in Political Science in 2002. Born and raised in Virginia, she moved to New York to attend New York Law School. Upon graduation from law school, in 2006, Jillian worked for the Honorable Judge Michael Corriero in the Youthful Offender Part in Manhattan. Jillian’s time as Judge Corriero’s court attorney sparked her passion for social justice, public interest and criminal defense work.
Jillian went on to work for the Children’s Law Center, representing children’s interests in custody, visitation, abuse and neglect cases. She worked exclusively in the Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Part of Brooklyn Supreme Court for 2 years, where she tried numerous cases. Jillian joined Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) in 2011. Upon creation of the Human Trafficking and Intervention Part in 2013, she became the dedicated attorney for BDS in the part. Working with a team of social workers and immigration attorneys, Jillian represents all of BDS’ clients whose cases are heard in the Human Trafficking and Intervention Part.
Tina Kelley - Tina Kelley is the co-author of Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, (Wiley October 2012), a national bestseller. She was a reporter at The New York Times for a decade, where she was part of the Metro section team that won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service category for coverage of the September 11 attacks. She wrote 121 “Portraits of Grief,” short descriptions of the victims. Her first book of poems, The Gospel of Galore, (Word Press, 2003) won a Washington State Book Award, and her second book, Precise, was published by Word Press in 2013. She works for Covenant House on issues including anti-trafficking advocacy.