Izaak S. Orlansky

Izaak Orlansky is an education attorney, with specific focus on K-12 law. His practice covers labor and employment issues including collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, employee discipline, educator hiring and evaluation, as well as harassment, discrimination and misconduct investigations. He also advises school districts on student services and other policy matters.

Previously, Izaak served as Chief of Staff for the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality in the nation’s largest school district, the New York City Department of Education. For nearly a decade he managed and oversaw policies and programs focused on access to high-quality educators. His experience also includes an internship with the National Labor Relations Board’s Region 22 in Newark, New Jersey. Izaak began his career as a middle school teacher in The Bronx, New York, where he taught fifth and sixth grade English language arts and social studies.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Volunteer, The Opportunity Network

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2022
  • Admitted, State of New York, 2021

Awards & Recognition

  • Certificate in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6, New York (2010)


  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., magna cum laude), 2021; Associate Managing Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
  • Fordham University Graduate School of Education (M.S. in Teaching), 2010
  • Wesleyan University (B.A. with Honors from the College of Social Studies), 2008