Greenberg Glusker’s Aaron Bloom Elected President of Housing Rights Center
Real Estate Litigator Seeks to Expand Profile and Programs of SoCal Fair Housing Nonprofit
Greenberg Glusker today announced that real estate litigator Aaron B. Bloom has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the Housing Rights Center (HRC). Founded in 1968, HRC is one of the largest nonprofit fair housing organizations in the country. HRC investigates and resolves housing discrimination complaints across Southern California.
“We are proud of Aaron’s new position with the Housing Rights Center. It is a culmination of his serious, ongoing commitment to social justice and his litigation and leadership skills,” said Greenberg Glusker’s Managing Partner Norman H. Levine. “Aaron exemplifies the Firm’s pro bono values. We offer him warm congratulations for his work with this outstanding organization.”
Bloom was elected and assumed the presidency during last month’s HRC Board meeting. He has been active with the group for several years. Bloom was asked to join HRC’s Board of Directors in 2007 after he successfully represented HRC on several pro bono matters.
- A trial attorney whose practice focuses on real estate and entertainment disputes, Bloom has extensive experience with electronic discovery, the enforcement of judgments, landlord-tenant disputes, and Successfully defended StudiVZ Ltd., one of Europe’s largest social networking websites, in a federal court lawsuit brought by Facebook, Inc. alleging unlawful copying of the “look and feel” of its website. Mr. Bloom traveled to Germany to ensure the proper preservation of all electronic discovery, and he helped StudiVZ prevail in a related case it brought against Facebook in Germany. The U.S. case settled after StudiVZ prevailed in the German case.
- Represented a high net worth individual defrauded in his attempted purchase of vacant land. Mr. Bloom obtained a nearly half-million dollar judgment against the sellers prior to trial. After a two day bench trial, he also obtained an additional, approximately half-million dollar judgment against the attorney who handled the transaction and committed malpractice.
- Successfully enforced a $600,000 judgment for a real estate company. Mr. Bloom obtained a temporary restraining order that prevented a third party from making a large payment to the judgment debtor. Shortly thereafter, the judgment debtor made a large upfront payment to Mr. Bloom’s client and agreed to a payment plan for the remaining balance.purchase and sale disclosure claims. His recent case highlights include:
“I am honored to have earned the confidence of HRC’s Board and I look forward to working with them and HRC’s amazing staff to take HRC to the next level,” said Bloom. As part of his year-long presidency, Bloom plans to raise awareness of the nonprofit’s work, and secure additional funding for its operations. Bloom also hopes to launch an incentive-based program to help tenants identify landlords who respect tenants’ rights and follow fair housing laws.
Bloom is active with several civic and philanthropic organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Free Loan Association, an interest-free, micro-lending organization founded in 1904. Bloom serves on the Executive Committee of Love Honor Cherish, a grass-roots organization dedicated to the repeal of California’s Proposition 8. He also provides pro bono legal work through HRC and Bet Tzedek. Bloom received his B.S. from University of California, Davis, and his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania School of Law. For the past two years, Bloom has also been named one of the Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers magazine.