Before joining the Federal Defenders, Allegra Glashausser worked for five years at Appellate Advocates, first as a staff attorney and later as a supervising attorney. While there, she handled direct appeals and post-conviction motions for indigent criminal defendants in all levels of the New York State court system, representing clients convicted of serious felonies, those facing deportation due to criminal convictions, and those seeking to reduce their sentences under revised drug laws. She won the four cases she litigated in the Court of Appeals, including People v. Dunbar, in which the court found that an interrogation program used on about 15,000 defendants was unconstitutional.
Ms. Glashausser is the current chair of the Corrections & Community Reentry Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and New York University School of Law and clerked for Judge Rosemary S. Pooler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.