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Our Legal Team

Meet Brady's Legal Lineup

Using our courts to fight America’s gun violence epidemic requires a deep knowledge of the issue, the ability to map a path through unparalleled protections brokered solely for the gun industry, and most of all, an unfailing passion for justice. Meet the Brady Legal team.

Douglas Letter

Chief Legal Officer

Douglas N. Letter is the Chief Legal Officer at Brady, leading the organization's legal efforts. In this position, he builds upon his decades of litigation experience, most recently serving as the General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives under Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Erin Davis

Senior Counsel, Trial & Appellate Litigation

As a former public defender, civil practice attorney, and Obama appointee to the DOL, Erin Davis has more than a decade of experience as a trial attorney representing those injured. She uses her vast litigation experience to help victims of gun violence find justice against the gun industry for the devastation they cause their families and others.

Kelly Sampson

Senior Counsel and Director of Racial Justice

With experience in litigation, human capital consulting, and diversity and inclusion, Kelly amplifies Brady’s legal expertise by cultivating an effective pro bono attorney network, promoting Brady’s perspective in gun violence related cases, and addressing the gun industry’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.

Robert Cross

Counsel, Trial & Appellate Litigation

After graduating from Harvard College in 2011 and Harvard Law School in 2014, Robert worked in private law in New York City before returning to help Brady (he was a legal intern the summer of 2012!) by fighting and winning crucial legal battles that will curtail this nation’s gun violence epidemic.

Philip Bangle

Senior Litigation Counsel

Philip Bangle brings over two decades of complex litigation and trial experience. Over the course of his career, he brought down a multi-state opioids conglomerate, developed a new form of public nuisance litigation, and served as the lead trial attorney on over a dozen complex trials, including civil rights, tax evasion, healthcare fraud, and gun crimes. As Senior Litigation Counsel at Brady Legal, Philip litigates gun industry lawsuits on behalf of individual victims of gun violence, municipalities, and communities that have been harmed by irresponsible gun industry practices.

Shira Lauren Feldman

Litigation Counsel

With over a decade of civil litigation experience, Shira Lauren Feldman assists governments in defending gun laws, coordinates Brady’s amicus brief efforts, and represents victims of gun violence against the gun industry. Before joining Brady Legal, she was a partner at a small law firm, where she represented genocide victims. She also served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Dora L. Irizarry and Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo in the Eastern District of New York. Shira is a graduate of Columbia University and New York University School of Law, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow and the recipient of the Albert Podell Oral Advocacy Award.

Jennifer Kim

Legal Assistant

Jennifer Kim studied international relations at Brown University with significant coursework in ethnic studies. Prior to joining Brady Legal, she worked on immigrant justice and consumer protection issues. At Brady, Jennifer is invested in racial justice and researching the comprehensive effects of gun violence on communities of color.