Mark Ladov

Former Counsel

Mark Ladov formerly served as Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Justice Program. He focuses on improving economic opportunity for all, promoting equal access to the courts, and eradicating racial disparities in the civil justice system. He has expertise in state and national foreclosure policy, and has worked to promote legal services and other cost-effective reforms needed to solve the foreclosure crisis.

He previously worked in the Brennan Center’s Democracy program, where his work focused on the influence of money in politics, and the need for public financing and comprehensive campaign finance reform in state and federal elections. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Mark was a staff attorney at Queens Legal Services’ Foreclosure Prevention Project, where he represented struggling homeowners. Mark also clerked for the Honorable David G. Trager, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, was a William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellow with the ACLU, and worked as an Associate at Hughes Hubbard and Reed. 

His work has been featured in The Nation, Newsday, and the National Law Journal. He holds a BA (1994) from Wesleyan University, an MA (in American History, 2000) from New York University, and a JD (2006) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Publications and Testimony:

Argument In re: Mortgage Foreclosure Cases Before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, 2/5/13

Letter to Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight on Measuring Fair Lending, Increasing Transparency, 1/17/13

Comments Filed Against Federal Housing Finance Agency Guarantee Fee Proposal, 11/26/12

National Foreclosure Settlement Update: States Shouldn’t Divert Funds from Prevention, 3/21/12

City Council Testimony on New York City’s Foreclosure Crisis, 1/30/12

Recent Commentary:

Banks Thrive, While Homeowners Still Suffer, Reuters, 2/20/13

How a ‘Color-Blind’ Supreme Court Ignores the Realities of Race, The National Law Journal, 8/16/12

What’s Ahead for California’s Prison Crisis? (co-authored with Inimai Chettiar), American Constitution Society, 7/30/12

Predatory Lending Fine for Wells Fargo is Just a Drop in the Bucket , Brennan Center blog, 7/13/12

Liberty and Healthcare for All, Brennan Center blog, 6/29/12

Halting Foreclosure is Good Investment , Arizona Republic, 5/10/12

New York Must Keep Helping Homeowners, Long Island Newsday, 12/28/11

 Recent Media Appearances:

YNN, Capital Tonight, 2/9/2012