Nedda Black, J.D., LMSW
Nedda Black, JD, LMSW, has worked in a variety of capacities within higher education since 2012. She works in private practice as an attorney, investigator, and mediator based in Los Angeles, focusing primarily on higher-education law, civil rights, discrimination, and harassment. Ms. Black has extensive experience providing legal counsel to higher-education institutions, focusing not only on Title IX, but on other legal aspects of higher education administration, including working with institutions to develop more effective behavioral-intervention and risk-management strategies. Ms. Black has conducted a broad range of civil rights, workplace, and other investigations and mediations for clients throughout the country. She has graduate degrees from both New York University and U.C. Hastings College of the Law. Ms. Black is also a graduate of California State University. She is licensed to practice law in the state of California and the District of Columbia.
Prior to 2012, Ms. Black worked as a licensed master social worker in New York City, with special focus on trauma, including survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence, gang violence, prison violence, sexual violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, neglect, and molestation. She worked in a multitude of settings, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York University Medical Center, with children, adolescents, women, and men confronting a number of conditions and diagnoses, from acute and debilitating physical and/or mental illness to addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), long-term disability, and personality disorders. Having provided psychodynamic psychotherapy and crisis intervention in these settings, Ms. Black gained extensive experience understanding the effects of trauma and the need for adequate services to address those effects. Ms. Black has continued to fulfill her passion for direct services through extensive volunteer work with the homeless and for a variety of social justice causes.