Dasha Bril, Associate

Dasha moved to Bozeman in September 2016 from New York City, where she had been practicing law since 2013. Dasha holds a B.A. in English and Journalism from New York University, and a J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School.

During law school, Dasha served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Journal of Law & Policy and worked as a teaching assistant in Constitutional Law. She also interned in the legal department at Donna Karan International where she concentrated on trademarks and intellectual property.

Following graduation, Dasha joined the New York firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan as a litigation associate where she worked on a wide range of civil litigation including healthcare, antitrust, government investigations, and constitutional matters.  While at Stroock, Dasha’s pro bono practice focused on representing low-income clients and victims of domestic violence in family law litigation. Dasha also co-drafted an amicus curiae brief for the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2014 Hobby Lobby reproductive rights case. After leaving law firm practice, Dasha took on a variety of matters in New York and Los Angeles throughout 2015 and 2016, including a major national environmental litigation matter, zoning disputes for the New York Department of Homeless Services, and immigration cases. Dasha is also a passionate advocate for mental health law and policy and is actively involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Prior to law school, Dasha worked as a legal assistant at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and interned in the editorial department at ELLE magazine.

Dasha was born in Minsk, Belarus and is fluent in Russian. She teaches yoga classes in Bozeman and is currently writing a collection of short fiction.

Education: Great Neck South High School, 2004 (Great Neck, New York); New York University, B.A. English & Journalism, 2008 (New York, New York); Brooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2012 (New York, New York)

Community Involvement: National Alliance on Mental Illness; Bozeman Dharma Center; Mountain Yoga Bozeman