Chani Laufer graduated from Fordham Law School in 2004. After graduation she worked as a Law Guardian representing children in custody and abuse and neglect cases in the Bronx and New York district court. Before entering law, Chani was a journalist, reporting for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Bergen Record. She was also involved in New York State politics. Chani, and her husband Steve, live in Riverdale with their two children, Shoshana and Ari.