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Eric A. Foley is a staff attorney in the New Orleans office. Before joining the MacArthur Justice Center in January 2015, Foley was a staff attorney at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) in New Orleans. During his three years at SLLS, Foley represented low-income clients in administrative hearings, trial court, and appellate court. His practice areas included evictions, disputes with the public housing authority, denials of Social Security benefits, and advocacy for the homeless. Before joining SLLS, Foley was a judicial clerk at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico from 2009-2011.
Foley is a 2009 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was president of the student-run Guild Food Stamp Clinic and a student attorney in the Civil Practice and Criminal Defense clinics. Foley graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history.