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ALEXIS L. GREENBERG

 

E-mail: Alexis@ParlesRekem.com

Tel: 973-564-0055

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Professional info

 

Alexis L. Greenberg, Esq., is a former teacher of students with language-based learning differences, the parent of a young child, and a passionate advocate for students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. 

 

Following her graduation magna cum laude from Brown University, Ms. Greenberg began her professional career as a teacher in an independent school-within-a-school for students with dyslexia. Ms. Greenberg became immersed in the Orton-Gillingham approach and went on to complete the required 60 hours of classroom training for the Associate Level at the Orton-Gillingham Academy (formerly the Association of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators). 

 

Ms. Greenberg’s experiences with these students inspired her to attend law school. While at New York University School of Law, Ms. Greenberg served on the Review of Law and Social Change journal and joined the Children’s Rights Clinic, where she worked on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases at The Door in Manhattan. 

 

After her graduation from New York University School of Law, Ms. Greenberg worked for several years in the Litigation Department at Alston & Bird LLP in Manhattan and was an intern for two federal court judges.

 

Ms. Greenberg then transitioned into special education law, initially as a volunteer attorney in the Education Unit of Legal Services of New York – Bronx. Afterwards, she worked with established attorneys in the field before founding her own NYC-based special education firm. She was thereafter invited to join the Education Law Task Force of NYC. Through Legal Services of New York – Bronx, Ms. Greenberg developed and presented a Continuing Legal Education seminar on dyslexia to support and enhance the knowledge of special education attorneys working on learning differences cases in New York City.

 

Ms. Greenberg has been the Special Education Law speaker at the Orton-Gillingham Academy’s national conference for the past eight years. She also writes a special education column for the Orton-Gillingham Academy’s quarterly newsletter. Ms. Greenberg is a regular guest lecturer in courses at Manhattanville College and Sacred Heart University, including the Windward School/Manhattanville College - Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy partnership certificate in Dyslexia and the Science of Reading.

 

Ms. Greenberg and her young family divide their time between New York and New Jersey. When away from her desk, Ms. Greenberg enjoys reading, bike riding, singing in amateur choirs, and spending time by the ocean in her New Jersey hometown with her family.

Associations

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • NJ Bar Association

  • The Orton-Gillingham Academy (formerly the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators)

  • The International Dyslexia Association

  • Education Law Task Force of New York City

Bar Admissions

 

  • State of New Jersey

  • State of New York

  • District of NJ

  • EDNY

  • SDNY

Presentations & Publications

 

Presentations 

  • "Special Education Law: Empowering Teachers and Tutors," Orton-Gillingham Academy/AOGPE Conference, April 2024 (annually since 2015)

  • "Special Education Law for Literacy Methods," presented to Manhattanville College and Sacred Heart University, quarterly since 2022

 

Publications

  • "Student Mental Health and Special Education: The Impact of Covid-19," Orton-Gillingham Academy Newsletter, Fall 2022

  • "Remote Learning: A Component of an Appropriate Education," Orton-Gillingham Academy Newsletter, Spring 2022

  • "Covid-19 and Special Education Law: Back to School in 2021," Orton-Gillingham Academy Newsletter, Fall 2021 (See pp 8-9)

  • "Covid-19 OSEP and OCR Guidance," Emergency Bulletin, distributed by the Orton-Gillingham Academy/AOGPE, September 28, 2020

  • "Covid-19 Special Education Law E-Bulletin," Emergency Bulletin, distributed by the Orton-Gillingham Academy, April 28, 2020

  • "Section 504 vs. the IDEA," Orton-Gillingham Academy Newsletter, Winter 2019

  • "Education Law: Federal vs. State," Orton-Gillingham Academy Newsletter, Fall 2019 (see p. 17)

  • "Win the Case, Lose the Child: Why Lawyers Need YOUR Expertise," Orton-Gillingham Academy Newsletter, Summer 2018

  • "Education Law: The Importance of Keeping Records" Orton-Gillingham Academy Newsletter, Winter/Spring 2018 (See pp 17-18)

  • "Education Law and the Importance of Keeping Records," Orton-Gillingham Academy Newsletter, Fall 2017

  • "Supreme Court Ruling Creates Higher Standard for the Level of Educational Benefit an IEP Must Offer to Students with Disabilities - March 22, 2017," Orton-Gillingham Academy Newsletter, Spring 2017

  • "The Basics of Orton-Gillingham and Securing Reading Services," Continuing Legal Education Seminar, May 2014

  • "Special Education Law Basics," presented to Certified Level Trainees of the Orton-Gillingham Academy/AOGPE, 2013

2010 - present

2010 - present

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