Lena Katsnelson is the Director of the Lawyers Division and Russian Division at UJA-Federation of NY. Prior to joining UJA, she practiced commercial and securities litigation for nearly five years, most recently at Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum PLLC. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Brandeis University and a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Lena was born in Minsk, Belarus and emigrated from the former Soviet Union in the late 80s. She lives in Brooklyn, with her husband and three children.