Managing Attorney for Community Integration
David Hutt currently works on issues involving the P&A statutory authorities and ways to better ensure the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community. David oversees the NDRN Community Integration Unit and provides training and technical assistance on P&A access authority, standing, investigations and monitoring of abuse and neglect, human trafficking, and guardianship and supported decision making. He also conducts the employment law training for the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security program, and addresses international disability rights issues especially around the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Recently, David has led work to produce reports for the National Council on Disability on the enforcement of disability rights law by federal agencies. David previously worked to develop and managed the first iteration of the Representative Payee Review Project, and provided training and technical assistance on vocational rehabilitation law for the Client Assistance Program. Prior to joining NDRN, David was a staff attorney at Legal Services of Central New York, representing clients in cases involving employment discrimination, vocational rehabilitation, Medicaid, consumer debt, and accessibility. David earned a B.A. from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, holds a J.D. and Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and has active bar licenses in New York State and the District of Columbia.