Philip Desgranges is a senior staff attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union, where he focuses on statewide civil rights and civil liberties impact litigation. He is lead counsel in V.W. v. Conway, No. 9:16-CV-1150, 2017 WL 696808, a case challenging the solitary confinement of 16- and 17-year-old juveniles in a Syracuse jail, and counsel in Peoples v. Annucci, No. 1:11-CV-2694, a case challenging the use of solitary confinement in New York’s prison system. Desgranges is also the Chair of the Civil Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and is a member of the City Bar’s Task Force on Mass Incarceration.
Prior to joining the NYCLU, Desgranges was an associate at Goodwin Procter LLP, where he litigated commercial matters and a wide range of pro bono matters, including a death penalty appeal. He previously worked as a public defender at The Bronx Defenders, where he represented indigent clients at all stages of criminal proceedings, including trying cases to verdict.
Desgranges graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2006, and he graduated from New York University School of Law in 2009.