Raun Rasmussen
Executive Director, Legal Services NYC

Mr. Rasmussen was named Executive Director of Legal Services NYC in June 2011. He has been a member of the LSNYC family for over 30 years, serving as LSNYC's Chief of Litigation and Advocacy since 2003. He began his career as a housing attorney at South Brooklyn Legal Services (SBLS) and later became SBLS's Director of Litigation, supporting the development of affirmative litigation and helping to create one of the first foreclosure prevention projects in the country. Mr. Rasmussen has written numerous articles on residential displacement, foreclosure, ethics, affirmative litigation, and childcare work, and has received several awards for his public service. He is a member of the Permanent Commission on Access to Justice and the Boards of Directors of the New Economy Project and the New York Legal Services Coalition. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.