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Marc Anthony Arena



Tel: 212-277-5816

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Marc joined BLH as the Myron Beldock Civil Rights Fellow in September 2018 and as an Associate in September 2019. He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in May 2018. Marc spent his first year summer as an intern with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. working on voting rights and redistricting matters. He spent his second year summer as an intern in the Fair Housing Project at the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. In the fall of his third year, he participated in the Duke Law Civil Justice Clinic in partnership with the Durham office of Legal Aid of North Carolina representing individuals facing eviction and other housing related matters.


Prior to attending law school, Marc was a litigation paralegal at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and interned for the Hon. Joan B. Lefkowitz in the Westchester Supreme Court. Marc received his M.A. from the University of Chicago's Master of Arts Program in the Humanities and his B.A. from Wesleyan University.


2023 New York Metro Rising Stars



Duke University School of Law 

(J.D. 2018)

University of Chicago (M.A. Program in the Humanities, 2011)

Wesleyan University

(B.A., with Honors in English, 2007)


Police & Governmental Misconduct


Wrongful Death

Wrongful Convictions

Bar Admissions

​​United States District Court, 

Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York

New York

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