Helaine Hausner been practicing law as a litigator since her graduation magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 1984. She was employed as a litigation associate by Davis Polk & Wardwell from 1985 through 1993, concentrating on bankruptcy, third party liability and general corporate matters. During her time at Davis Polk & Wardwell, she offered her services pro bono to the Sanctuary for Families, representing abused women with regard to custody and support matters in Family Court. She has also had extensive mediation training in programs sponsored by the Bar Association of the City of New York, The Center for Mediation & Training and the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and in 1996 she went into practice on her own concentrating on divorce mediation. Since September 2000, she has been employed by the Offices of Adria S. Hillman, focusing exclusively on matrimonial litigation. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the New York Women’s Bar Association.