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November 17, 2017

Washington, D.C.: The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) announces the appointment of Alyza D. Lewin, Esq., to the newly-established position of Chief Operating Officer and Director of Policy. Ms. Lewin, previously served as a member of LDB’s Legal Advisory Board.

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus praised Lewin’s appointment, stating, “This is a watershed moment for our organization. Alyza’s appointment substantially strengthens the Brandeis Center’s leadership group. Alyza is a distinguished attorney, experienced litigator, and strategic thinker, with a deep understanding of public policy and strong commitment to equal justice. She is also a popular speaker much in demand among LDB’s law school chapters.”

Lewin commented,  “I am delighted to join the Brandeis Center at this promising juncture. Ken Marcus had a vision. By creating the Louis D. Brandeis Center he successfully established a unique organization that utilizes legal expertise to combat the bigotry and hatred plaguing institutions of higher learning in America.  The Brandeis Center’s research, education, advocacy and litigation initiatives have made the Brandeis Center a leader in the battle against campus anti-Semitism and against efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel.  I look forward to working with the Brandeis Center staff to help further the mission of the Brandeis Center and to expand its various initiatives.”

Lewin joins the Brandeis Center as it (1) pursues cutting-edge anti-BDS litigation against the American Studies Association, (2) responds to anti-Semitic incidents on scores of campuses nationwide, (3) supports law-student chapters at eighteen American law schools, (4) spearheads public policy initiatives in Washington, D.C. and in the states, and (5) produces cutting-edge research in the campaign against campus anti-Semitism and racism.


Alyza Lewin is a co-founder and partner in Lewin & Lewin, LLP, where she has specialized in litigation, mediation, and government relations. Lewin has represented numerous high profile clients including victims of religious discrimination. In 2014, Lewin argued Zivotofsky v. Kerry (the “Jerusalem Passport” case) before the U.S. Supreme Court, a case involving the constitutionality of a law granting any American citizen born in Jerusalem the right to list “Israel” as the place of birth on his/her U.S. passport. Prior to establishing Lewin & Lewin, Ms. Lewin worked at Wilmer Cutler and Pickering (now WilmerHale) and at Miller Cassidy Larroca & Lewin. She is the immediate past president of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and has served on the Boards of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Ms. Lewin received a B.A. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law.

The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., or LDB, is an independent, nonprofit organization established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. The Brandeis Center conducts research, education, and advocacy to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. It is not affiliated with the Massachusetts University, the Kentucky law school, nor any of the other institutions that share the name and honor the memory of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice.

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