Robert Bacigalupi

Bob Bacigalupi is the Supervising Attorney at the HIV Law Project and a staff attorney at Housing Works, Inc. Prior to working at Housing Works, Mr. Bacigalupi served as:  Coordinating Attorney for Government Benefits at Legal Services NYC, an Assistant Attorney General at the New York State Department of Law, where he was Deputy Chief of the unit that handled most of the major poverty-related lawsuits brought against the State from 1992 to 1996, and an associate at the law firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam and Roberts — now Pillsbury Winthrop.  Mr. Bacigalupi has also served as:  Chair of the City Bar’s Committee on Social Welfare Law, President of New York City’s LGBT Bar Association,  LeGaL, Co-Chair for the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, and a member of the New York County Lawyer’s Association’s Judicial Selection Task  Force. Mr. Bacigalupi obtained his law degree from New York Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of New York Law School’s Journal of International and Comparative Law and has a BFA from the Juilliard School.  Mr. Bacigalupi is the recipient of NYCL’s Public Interest Award and the author of:  An Advocate’s Guide To Welfare Fair Hearings in New York City, revised April 2006; Welfare Reform in New York City: The Measure of Success, dated August 2001, which he co-authored in the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s 56 The Record No. 3 (Fall 2001); and LGBT Underrepresentation on the Judiciary and in the Judicial Selection Process of New York State (June 2007).