Ting Ting Cheng

Staff Attorney

Ting Ting is civil rights attorney and gender justice activist, with a background in criminal and immigration defense, and international human rights law. Before joining Legal Momentum, she was an attorney at the New York City Commission for Human Rights where she investigated and prosecuted discrimination claims in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. Earlier, she was a public defender and immigrant defense attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services.     

Ting Ting was the Legal Director of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington and served on the National Organizing Committee. From 2009 to 2010, she served as a foreign law clerk to Justice Albie Sachs and Justice Edwin Cameron of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. In addition, Ting Ting was a Fulbright Scholar to South Africa where she received the Amy Biehl Award.  

As a youth she was a concert oboist and performed with various orchestras in the United States, including the American Symphony. She studied music at Wesleyan University and human rights at the University of Cape Town, earning a B.A. in music composition from Bard College. She is a graduate of the City University of New York School of Law.