David Zisser is counsel in the Community Development Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Working primarily in New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and the Washington, DC, area, David provides transactional legal assistance to nonprofit organizations and supports community organizing and advocacy campaigns and coalitions with legal and policy research and advocacy. Client organizations are working to create affordable housing and economic opportunities and pursuing equitable development, community benefits, fair housing, environmental justice, and tenants’ rights in minority communities. Previously, David was a Housing Fellow at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, where he litigated landlord-tenant disputes and worked on various affordable housing programs. He has also volunteered as a community organizer. David obtained his law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law and his Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley. As a law student, he participated in the Community Economic Development Law Clinic and the Refugee and Human Rights Law Clinic and was on the board of the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. He graduated cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Public Policy.