Julia L. Elmaleh-Sachs is an Associate at Wigdor LLP.
Experience and Types of Cases
Prior to joining Wigdor LLP, Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs worked at the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice as a staff attorney. There, she represented young people under the age of 21 in juvenile delinquency, child neglect, child abuse, custody, termination of parental rights, and adoption cases in Kings County Family Court. In August of 2018, Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs volunteered with the Migrant Center for Human Rights in San Antonio, Texas by providing legal consults to detainees at the South Texas Detention Facility regarding asylum claims and family separation at the border. During law school, Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs spent a semester as a full-time extern in Washington, D.C. at the Democratic National Committee in the Voter Expansion Department researching and developing election laws and practices nationwide. She also interned at the White House in the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama upon graduating college.
Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland- College Park with a B.A. in Government and Politics and a double minor in Jewish Studies and Middle East Studies. Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, where she was a full merit scholarship recipient. Upon graduating cum laude, Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs was awarded the Pro Bono Award of Excellence for her dedication to the school’s clinics, volunteer opportunities, and public justice foundation. She was also a Notes and Comments Editor on the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal and a member of the Hofstra Moot Court Board.
Admitted to Practice
Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.