NDI Alumni News: Rachel Passaretti ('91)

NDI Alumna Rachel Passaretti ('91), never forgot her time with NDI, and she recently had the opportunity to give back to the program that meant so much to her.  An attorney at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Passaretti convinced her firm to donate a portion of their attorney's fees, approximately $25,000, to NDI to support  P.S. 130 in Chinatown, a partner school since 1985.  

Rachel was co-lead litigator on a Pro Bono case that fought for justice on behalf of 11 waiters, captains and busboys at a Chinatown restaurant who were being cheated out of tips by their employers.  After four years of litigation, the Court awarded nearly $700,000 to the employees, a ruling that will set a precedent for restaurants all over Chinatown, the City, and possibly the nation.

"NDI was such a huge part of my life," says Rachel. "I could never forget it, and I feel really fortunate to be able to give back to a program that did so much for me."

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