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Our Team

Aaron Friedman
Aaron is a Principal Senior Counsel at the Mayor’s Office of Information Privacy. Before joining the Mayor’s Office, Aaron was a senior attorney at in the Office of Child Support Services at the NYC Department of Social Services, where he litigated support and administrative law cases. Aaron is a graduate of CUNY Queens College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Fun fact: Aaron kept a pet duck named Duck, has a pet fish named Fish, and used to be an electrician.

Rebecca Blatt
Becky is a Senior Counsel at the Mayor’s Office of Information Privacy, with a primary focus on legislative affairs, intergovernmental and external relations, and other special projects. Prior to joining the team, she served in various roles throughout the De Blasio administration including on the City Legislative Affairs team and as Special Assistant to the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development. She is a native New Yorker, and a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Fun Fact: Becky enjoys making desserts for friends and has been known to make festive Jello molds.

Howard Chen
Howard is an Assistant General Counsel at the Mayor’s Office of Information Privacy. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, he worked at Boston University’s Office of General Counsel. Howard holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where he worked on privacy-related issues at the Technology Law Clinic and interned at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor. Howard also holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Fun Fact: Howard is a fan of classical music. He can play three instruments, but only has time for one these days (probably because he spends more time listening than actually playing).

Eleanor Mammen

Eleanor is a 2021-2022 Urban Fellow at the Mayor’s Office of Information Privacy. She grew up in New York City and graduated from Scripps College with a degree in American Studies. She has staffed a peer-to-peer hotline for survivors of sexual assault, interned with non-profit organizations serving policed and incarcerated people, and worked as a campaign organizer. After her fellowship, she plans to go to law school and continue her career in public service.

Fun Fact: Eleanor lived in Kyoto, Japan in third grade and again as a junior in college.