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Olympias Iliana Konidaris is a civil rights litigator who has represented and provided counsel to victims, survivors, Jane Does, parents, and professionals in employment disputes, Title IX matters, sex trafficking cases, and on matters involving online violence. As a Staff Attorney at Legal Momentum, the Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, Iliana worked closely with survivors of sex trafficking and is part of the litigation team fighting the online bulletin, Backpage.com, in the case Florida Abolitionist v. Backpage.com et al.  Iliana currently serves Special Counsel to Legal Momentum on the Backpage Matter.

Prior to her time at Legal Momentum, Iliana was a litigator at a boutique civil rights firm in New York City, Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP, focusing on employment matters and consumer class actions. She serves a Of Counsel to the firm.

Iliana has been committed to fighting for gender equality since the beginning of her legal career. As a law student, she represented victims of domestic violence through her clinical work; took on employment discrimination cases as a summer fellow at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago; interned abroad at the Forum for Women, Law and Development in Nepal to combat human trafficking; co-taught an undergraduate course, Women and the Law. 

She founded Konidaris Law to continue fighting for equality and to bring a trauma-informed approach to working with her clients. 

Education:

Washington University School of Law, J.D. (2009)

Haverford College, B.A. with honors (2004)

Admissions:

New York (2010), Southern District of New York (2010), Eastern District of New York (2010)

Affiliations:

New York City Bar Association, active member of Sex & Law Committee

National Employment Lawyers' Association -- New York

Cyber Sexual Abuse Task Force