Past Wasserstein Fellows

Below you will find Wasserstein Fellows from 1990 through 2014 listed by their areas of practice at the time they were Fellows at the law school. Their current positions, if changed or known, are included in parentheses.  

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Capitol Hill
Shara Aranoff, 2001 - 2002International Trade Fellow, Democratic Staff, United States Senate, Committee on Finance (currently Chairman, U.S. International Trade Commission)Washington, DC
Phil Barnett, 2011-2012Minority Staff Director, House Committee on Energy and CommerceWashington, DC
Eve Hill, 2013-2014Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights DivisionWashington, DC
Neal Kravitz, 1995-1996Principal Deputy Democratic Special Counsel, Senate Whitewater Investigation (currently Associate Judge for the Superior Court of the District Of Columbia)Washington, DC
Rod Rosenstein, 1997-1998Associate Independent Counsel, Office of Kenneth Starr (currently U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland)Washington, DC
Courts (U.S.)
Hon. Frederica Brenneman
Senior Judge, Superior Court for the State of ConnecticutGlastonbury, CT
Edmund Ludwig, 1996-1997; 2004-2005Federal Judge, US District Court, PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA
Richard Savignano, 2004-2005Justice, Massachusetts District CourtBrockton, MA
Criminal Prosecution and Defense
Jeffrey Adachi, 2012-2013Public Defender of San Francisco, San Francisco Public Defender's OfficeSan Francisco, CA
Carol A. Brook, 2005-2006 Executive Director, Federal Defender Program, Northern District of Illinois Chicago, IL
Denise Casper, 2008-2009Deputy District Attorney, Middlesex District Attorney’s Office (currently Federal Judge for the District of Massachusetts)Boston, MA
David Coleman, 1998-1999Chief Assistant Public Defender, Contra Costa County (retired)Martinez, CA
John Corrigan, 1991-1992Assistant District Attorney, Norfolk County District Attorney’s OfficeDedham, MA
Angela Jordan Davis, 1993-1994Director, Public Defender Service (currently a Law Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law)Washington, DC
Eileen Decker, 2007-2008Chief, National Security Section, Office of the United States Attorney, Central District of California (currently Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety in the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles)Los Angeles, CA
Traci Douglas, 2004-2005Director of Youth Programs and Community Outreach, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (currently Director of Operations, DREAM Charter School)New York, NY
Todd Edelman, 2003-2004Chief of the Serious Felony Section Public Defender Service (currently Associate Judge for the D.C. Superior Court)Washington, D.C.
Emilio Estela, 2007-2008Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's OfficeNew York, NY
James B. Farmer, 1995-1996Chief, Organized Crime Strike Force, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts (currently Chief of the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit)Boston, MA
Richard Goldberg, 2011-2012Chief, Economic Crimes Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
Caroline Heck-Miller, 1994-1995Senior Litigation Counsel, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of FloridaMiami, FL
James Hingeley, 2008-2009Public Defender, Albemarle County and CharlottesvilleCharlottesville, VA
Robert Holdman, 2001-2002Senior Trial Attorney, Sex Crimes/Domestic Violence Bureau Bronx District Attorney's Office (currently Supreme Court Justice, New York State Supreme Court)New York, NY
Darryl Gorman, 2006-2007Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Office of  Rulemaking and Legislative Affairs, Office of the Attorney General (currently Deputy Executive Director for the Detroit Public Schools)Washington, D.C.
Stephen Harris, 2001-2002Public Defender, the State of Maryland (currently Interim Director and Distinguished Attorney-in-Residence, University of Baltimore, School of Law)Baltimore, MD
Elliott Jacobson, 2008-2009Senior Litigation Counsel, United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New YorkNew York, NY
William Kenety, 1999-2000Senior Trial Attorney, Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division (currently Senior Trial Attorney with the Human Rights and Special Prosecution Section of the Department of Justice)Washington, D.C.
Mark Lindemann, 2013-2014Principal Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's OfficeRiverhead, NY
Juliette Martinez, 1993-1994Chief, Domestic Violence Bureau, Kings County District Attorney’s OfficeBrooklyn, NY
Gregg Maisel, 2005-2006Senior Litigation Counsel, Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, District of Columbia (currently Chief, U.S. Attorney's Office, National Security Division)Washington, D.C.
John McNeil, 2010-2011Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, Office of the U.S. Attorney, District of MassachusettsBoston, MA
Marjorie Meyers, 2010-2011Federal Public Defender, Southern District of TexasHouston, TX
Victor Olds, 1996-1997Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York (currently Senior Counsel, Legal Services for New York City)New York, NY
Asit Panwala, 2006-2007Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco County District Attorney's OfficeSan Francisco, CA
Jonathan Rapping, 2009-2010Founder and Executive Director, Southern Public Defender Training CenterAtlanta, GA
Seann Riley, 2013-2014Deputy Director, The Bronx DefendersThe Bronx, NY
Jordan Schreiber, 2006-2007Deputy Public Defender, Contra Costa County Office of the Public DefenderMartinez, CA
Amy Schwartz, 1999-2000Assistant District Attorney, Trial Division, Office of the New York County District Attorney’s Office (currently Senior Trial Counsel)New York, NY
Andrew Sonner, 1992-1993State Attorney, Montgomery County State Attorney’s Office (retired Judge, Court of Special Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 2004)Montgomery County, MD
Robin Steinberg, 2002-2003Founder & Executive Director, Bronx DefendersBronx, NY
Federal, State, and Local Government
Alden Abbott, 2002-2003Assistant Director for Policy and Evaluation Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (currently Deputy Director, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and the John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation)Washington, D.C.
Lauri Adams, 1997-1998Regional Solicitor, U.S. Department of the InteriorAnchorage, AK
Dennis Aftergut, 1996-1997-Chief Assistant City Attorney, San Francisco Attorney’s OfficeSan Francisco, CA
Gerald M. Alexander, 2008-2009Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (currently Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation)Washington, D.C.
Astrid Andre, 2006-2007Counsel, New York City Economic Development CorporationNew York, NY
Aaron Bayer, 1994-1995Deputy Attorney General, Connecticut Attorney General’s Office (currently Partner at Wiggin and Dana LLP)Hartford, CT
Michelle Benecke, 2011-2012Chief of Staff, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of National Capital Region Coordination, Department of Homeland SecurityWashington, DC
Susan Beck, 1994-1995General Counsel, Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Commonwealth of MassachusettsBoston, MA
Michael Best, 2009-2010General Counsel, New York City Department of EducationNew York, NY
Eileen Brewer, 1999-2000Chief Counsel to Cook County, Board President John H. Stroger (currently Judge for the Circuit Court of King County)Chicago, IL
Alice Daniel, 1990-1991Deputy Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General’s OfficeBoston, MA
Kathryn Ellis, 1999-2000Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Business and Administrative Law, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education (currently Senior Counsel to the Deputy General Counsel for Program Service and Agency Dispute Resolution Specialist in the Department of Education)Washington, D.C.
Judith Fabricant, 1995-1996Chief, Government Bureau, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (currently Associate Justice for the Superior Court of Massachusetts)Boston, MA
Mark Fittipaldi, 2008-2009Attorney Advisor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Washington, DC
Paul Fishman, 1993-1994First Assistant, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey (currently U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey)Newark, NJ
Andrew Fois, 1997-1998Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of JusticeWashington, D.C.
Terry Goddard, 2011-2012Former Attorney General of ArizonaPhoenix, AZ
Nicole Gordon, 1998-1999Executive Director, New York City Campaign Finance BoardNew York, NY
Barbara Hammerle, 1996-1997Senior Counsel, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury (currently Deputy Director)Washington, D.C.
Emlee Hilliard-Smith, 2012-2013Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement DivisionChicago, IL
James Holbein, 1998-1999U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, U.S. Department of Commerce (currently President of Global Trade Consulting, LLC)Washington, D.C.
Randy Hummel, 2012-2013Chief, Major Crimes Section, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of FloridaMiami, FL
Clifton M. Johnson, 2009-2010Assistant Legal Adviser, Department of State, Office of Law Enforcement and IntelligenceWashington, D.C.
Darin Johnson, 2004-2005Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal AdviserWashington, D.C.
Ingrid Johnson, 2013-2014Director, City of Newark Office of ReentryNewark, NJ
Patricia Kakalec, 2010-2011Bureau Chief, Labor Bureau, New York State Attorney General's OfficeNew York, NY
Mark Kreitman, 2003-2004Assistant Director, United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Division of EnforcementWashington, D.C.
Jon Laramore, 2003-2004Chief Counsel to the Governor of Indiana (currently Partner, Baker & Daniels)Indianapolis, IN
Kirby Lee, 2012-2013Senior Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the President, Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement CoordinatorWashington D.C.
Drew Luten III, 2003-2004Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Management, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)Washington, D.C.
Michael Novey, 2004-2005Associate Tax Legislative Counsel, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the TreasuryWashington, D.C.
Leo Orenstein, 1994-1995Assistant Chief and Litigation Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (currently Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel at FINRA)Washington, DC
Dennis Parker, 2005-2006Chief, Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorneys General Office (currently Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program)New York, NY
Pierre-Richard Prosper, 2000-2001Special Counsel and Policy Advisor to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Office of War Crimes Issues, Office of Secretary of State, United States Department of State (currently Counsel, Arent Fox)Washington, D.C.
David Riemer, 1997-1998Director, Department of Administration, State of Wisconsin (currently Director of the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute)Milwaukee, WI
Daniel Skoler, 1994-1995Associate Commissioner of Hearings and Appeals, Social Security AdministrationFalls Church, VA
Jack Smith, 2011-2012

Chief, Public Integrity Section, U.S. Department of Justice 

Washington, DC
David H. Solomon, 2003-2004Chief, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (Currently Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP)Washington, D.C.
David Sullivan, 1998-1999Counsel to the Massachusetts State SenateBoston, MA
Lisa Taylor, 2011-2012

Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section, 

Washington, DC
James E. Tierney, 1992-1993; 2004-2005; 2010-2011Formerly the Attorney General of Maine (currently, Director for National State Attorneys General Program, Columbia Law School and visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School)Augusta, ME
Mónica Vaca, 2011-2012

Assistant Director, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection

Washington, DC
James Vigil, Jr., 1995-1996Assistant Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (currently Senior Advisor at the State Department)Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth Westfall, 2010-2011Trial Attorney, Voting Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of JusticeWashington, D.C.
Leslie Winner, 1993-1994North Carolina State Senator (currently the Executive Director of the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation)Charlotte, NC
Ken Zimmerman, 1998-1999Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing, HUD (currently Member of the Firm, Lowenstein Sandler)Washington, D.C.
Foundation/Think Tanks
Alan Jenkins, 2001-2002Director Human Rights and International Cooperation Unit at the Ford Foundation (currently Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Opportunity Agenda)New York, NY
Spencer Boyer, 2007-2008Director of International Law and Diplomacy at the Center for American Progress(currently Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of European & Eurasian Affairs)Washington, D.C.
Antonia Hernández, 2007-2008President and CEO, California Community FoundationLos Angeles, CA
Kathleen Welch, 2002-2003Deputy Director of the Pew Environmental Group, Pew Charitable Trusts (currently a Private Consultant and Philanthropic Adviser)Washington, D.C.
Lisa Bhansali, 2010-2011Senior Public Sector Management Specialist in Government & Anti-Corruption, World Bank, Latin America and Caribbean regionWashington, D.C.
El Cid Butuyan, 2007-2008; 2009-2010Legal Counsel, World Bank Legal Vice PresidencyWashington, D.C.
Todd Howland, 1996-1997Field Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsKigali, Rwanda
Larry D. Johnson, 1991-92; 2008-09; 2010-11Former Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, United NationsNew York, NY
Mona Khalil, 2012-2013Senior Legal Officer, United Nations Office of Legal AffairsNew York, NY
Kaoru Okuizumi, 2010-2011Justice Policy Coordinator, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United NationsNew York, NY
Andrew Painter, 2013-2014Senior Protection Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tanya Smith, 2008-2009Officer In Charge, United Nations Regional Office for the Pacific of the High Commissioner for Human RightsSuva, Fiji
Alejandra Ancheita, 2012-2013Founder/Executive Director, Project on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ProDESC)Mexico City, Mexico
Betsy Apple, 2011-2012Legal Director & General Counsel, AIDS-Free WorldNew York, NY
Clive Baldwin, 2006-2007Head of International Advocacy, Minority Rights Group InternationalLondon, UK
Kathleen Campbell, 2010-2011Associate Director, Aid Effectiveness Project, Save the Children USA (currently Senior Policy Advisor/Team Lead, OAPA at US Agency for International Development)Washington, D.C.
Brian Concannon, 2006-2007Founder and Director, Institute for Justice & Democracy in HaitiJoseph, OR
Valerie Dabady Liverani, 2004-2005Principal Legal Counsel, African Development BankLa Marsa, Tunisia
James A. Goldston, 2009-2010Executive Director, Open Society Justice InitiativeNew York, NY
Katrin Kuhlmann, 2012-2013President, Transfarm AfricaWashington DC
Sabrina Mahtani, 2013-2014Co-founder and Executive Director, AdvocAidSierra Leone
Paul D. O'Brien, 2011-2012Vice President for Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam AmericaWashington, DC
Param-Preet Singh, 2013-2014Senior Counsel, Human Rights Watch-International Justice ProgramNew York, NY
Annie Tierney Goldstein, 2011-2012 Human Rights Education Director, International Association of Women JudgesWashington, DC
Viviana Waisman, 2012-2013Executive Director, Woman's Link WorldWideMadrid, Spain
Legal Aid / Legal Services
Ralph Santiago Abascal, 1992-1993General Counsel, California Rural Legal AssistanceSan Francisco, CA
Jonathan Asher, 1996-1997Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan DenverDenver, CO
William Beardall, 1997-1998Director, Migrant Farm Worker Division, Texas Rural Legal Aid (currently Executive Director at the Equal Justice Center)Austin, TX
Martha Dicus, 1992-1993Neighborhood Legal Assistance ProgramSt. Helena Island, SC
Steve Eppler-Epstein, 2010-2011Executive Director, Connecticut Legal ServicesMiddletown, CT
James Gomes, 1994-1995CEO, Environmental League of Massachusetts (currently the Director of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University)Boston, MA
Joan Graff, 1992-1993Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of San Francisco (now Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center); currently PresidentSan Francisco, CA
Levon Henry, 2008-2009Executive Director, DNA – People’s Legal Services, Inc.Window Rock, Navajo Nation, AZ
Linda Kilb, 1998-1999Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund/Director, California Legal Services Support CenterBerkeley, CA
Bill Lienhard, 2007-2008Executive Director, Volunteers of Legal ServiceNew York, NY
Neil McBride, 1995-1996Director, Rural Legal Services of Tennessee (now the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands)Oak Ridge, TN
Gregory Schell, 1992-1993Director, Farmworker Employment Group-Florida Rural Legal Services (currently Managing Attorney at the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project)Lake Worth, FL
Jeff Selbin, 2006-2007Executive Director, East Bay Community Law Center (currently Faculty Director, Clinical Professor of Law; Faculty Director of the East Bay Community Law Center)Berkeley, CA
Kenneth Schorr, 1993-1994Executive Director, Legal Services of Southern PiedmontCharlotte, NC
Nargess Shadbeh, 2006-2007Director of the Farmworker Program, Oregon Law CenterPortland, OR
Carolyn Silver, 2013-2014Director of Legal Advocacy and Organizing, Lenox Hill Neighborhood HouseNew York, NY
Jeanne Smoot, 2011-2012Director of Public Policy, Tahirih Justice CenterFalls Church, VA
Douglas Stevick, 2006-2007Managing Attorney, Southern Migrant Legal ServicesNashville, TN
Carol Vaughn, 2003-2004Senior Attorney, Northwest Justice Project (currently Partner, Thompson & Howle)Seattle, WA
Richard Weishaupt, 2007-2008Senior Attorney, Community Legal Services, Inc., Health and Human Services UnitPhiladelphia, PA
Nonprofit Organizations
Paul Achitoff, 2006-2007Managing Attorney, EarthjusticeHonolulu, HI
Jody Adler, 2011-2012Director, The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under LawChicago, IL
John Affeldt, 2011-2012

Managing Attorney, Public Advocates, Inc. 

San Francisco, CA
Michael Allen, 2004-2005Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Housing Program at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (currently Partner, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC)Washington, D.C.
Theresa Amato, 1998-1999Founder and Executive Director, Citizen Advocacy Center (currently partner at Amato & Main, LLC)Elmhurst, IL
Shereen Arent, 2003-2004Executive Vice President, Government Affairs & Advocacy of the American Diabetes AssociationAlexandria, VA
Nisha Agarwal, 2013-2014Deputy Director for Immigrant and Civil Rights, Center for Popular DemocracyNew York, NY
Emily Arnold-Fernandez, 2012-2013Executive Director, Asylum AccessSan Francisco, CA
Neelum Arya, 2011-2012Research and Policy Director, Campaign for Youth JusticeArlington, VA
S. Elizabeth Birnbaum, 2005-2006General Counsel and Vice President for Governmental Affairs, American RiversWashington, D.C.
Eric Brettschneider, 2005-2006Executive Director, Agenda for Children Tomorrow (currently Assistant Commissioner/Regional Coordinator, New York State Office of Children and Family Services)New York, NY
Amanda Broun, 2012-2013Senior Vice President, Public Education Network (currently Vice President of Independent Sector)Washington D.C.
Diana MTK Autin, 1993-1994Managing Attorney, Advocates for Children (currently Co-Executive Director of Statewide Parental Advocacy Network, Inc.)Long Island City, NY
Joaquin Avila, 1997-1998Voting Rights Attorney/Former President of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (currently Distinguished Practitioner in Residence and Director, National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative at Seattle University School of Law)Milpitas, CA
Jacqueline Ann Berrien, 1991-1992Staff Attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project (currently Chair of the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission)New York, NY
Robert Bank, 1999-2000Director, Legal and Advocacy Department, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc. (currently Vice President of American Jewish World Service)New York, NY
Eugene Benson, 2013-2014Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC)Boston, MA
Nancy Biberman, 1990-1991Project Director, Highbridge Community Housing Development Fund CorporationNew York, NY
Victor Bolden, 1995-1996Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund (currently Corporate Counsel for the city of New Haven, CT)New York, NY
Mary Bonauto, 2004-2005Civil Rights Project Director, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and DefendersBoston, MA
Arthur Bryant, 1996-1997Executive Director, Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeWashington, DC
Helene Caloir, 2001-2002Former Assistant General Counsel, Local Initiatives Support CorporationNew York, NY
Steven Choi, 2009-2010Executive Director, Empowering the Korean American CommunityFlushing, NY
Martha Davis, 1997-1998Legal Director, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (now Legal Momentum) (currently Professor of Law at Northeastern University)New York, NY
Jennifer Di Toro, 2009-2010Legal Director, Children's Law Center (currently Associate Judge District of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia)New York, NY
Kevin Diaz, 2013-2014Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of OregonPortland, OR
Deborah Ellis, 1995-1996Legal Director, NOW Legal Defense Fund (now Legal Momentum) (currently Assistant Dean for Public Service, NYU Law School)New York, NY
James Esseks, 2008-2009Litigation Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & AIDS Project, ACLU Foundation (currently Director of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project at the ACLU)New York, NY
Roger Evans, 1990-1991Director of Litigation, Planned Parenthood Federation of AmericaNew York, NY
James A. Ferg-Cadima, 2008-2009Legislative Counsel, ACLU of Illinois (currently Regional Counsel for MALDEF)Chicago, IL
Barbara Finamore, 1993-1994China Programs Director, Natural Resources for Defense Council (also President of the China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance)San Francisco, CA
Davida Finger, 2008-2009Staff Attorney, The Katrina Law Clinic (currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans)New Orleans, LA
Karen Florini, 1992-1993Chair, Toxics Programs, Environmental Defense Fund (Currently Director of Strategic Alliances, National Climate Campaign for EDF)Washington, DC
Richard Foltin, 1999-2000Legislative Director and Counsel, American Jewish Committee (currently Director of National and Legislative Affairs at American Jewish Committee)Washington, D.C.
Michael Foreman, 2008-2009Deputy Director of Legal Programs for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Lawyers' (currently Director, Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law)Washington, D.C.
Doug Foy, 1990-1991Executive Director, Conservation Law FoundationBoston, MA
Andrew Friedman, 2006-2007Co-Founder, Make the Road by Walking, Inc.Brooklyn, NY
Madeline Garcia Bigelow, 2010-2011Director, Domestic Violence Project, Urban Justice CenterNew York, NY
Dorcas Gilmore, 2012-2013Assistant General Counsel, NAACP Legal DepartmentBaltimore, MD
Miriam Gohara, 2004-2005Assistant Counsel, Criminal Justice Project, NAACP Legal Defense Fund (currently Resource Counsel, Federal Capital Habeas Project)Washington, D.C.
Sally Goldfarb, 1992-1993Senior Staff Attorney, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (now Legal Momentum); (currently a law professor at Rutgers School of Law)New York, NY
Karen Goldstein, 2013-2014Vice President and General Counsel, Vera Institute of JusticeNew York, NY
Jessica Gonzalez, 2013-2014Vice President, Policy and Legal Affairs, National Hispanic Media CoalitionLos Angeles, CA
Hayley Gorenberg, 2010-2011Deputy Legal Director,  Lambda LegalNew York, NY
Jon Greenbaum, 2013-2014Chief Counsel & Senior Deputy Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under LawWashington, DC
Leslie Harris, 1996-1997Director of Public Policy, People for the American Way (currently Executive Director for the Center for Democracy and Technology)Washington, D.C.
Michael Hess, 2001-2002Corporation Counsel, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (currently Partner, Giuliani Partners)New York, NY
Blan Holman, 2009-2010Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law CenterCharleston, SC
Bern Johnson, 1994-1995Executive Director, Environmental Law Alliance WorldwideEugene, OR
Ruth Jones, 1994-1995Staff Attorney, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (now Legal Momentum) (currently Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific)New York, NY
Corene Kendrick, 2010-2011Staff Attorney, Youth Law CenterSan Francisco, CA
Michael Kirkpatrick, 2007-2008Staff Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation GroupWashington, D.C.
Kenneth Kimerling, 2002-2003Legal Director, Asian American Legal Defense and Education FundNew York, NY
Katherine Kennedy, 1999-2000Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council (currently Director of National and Legislative Affairs)New York, NY
Elizabeth Kristen, 2012-2013Director of the Gender Equity and LGBT Rights Program/ Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law CenterSan Francisco, CA
Lenora Lapidus, 2000-2001Legal Director ACLU of New Jersey (currently Director, ACLU, Women's Rights Project)Newark, NJ
Douglas Lasdon, 1992-1993Founder/Executive Director, Legal Action Center for the Homeless (now the Urban Justice Center)New York, NY
Ellen Lawton, 2004-2005Director of the Family Advocacy Project Pediatrics Department Boston Medical Center (currently Executive Director, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership)Boston, MA
Craig Levine, 2006-2007Senior Counsel and Policy Director, New Jersey Institute for Social JusticeNewark, NJ
Michael LeVine, 2011-2012

 Pacific Senior Counsel, Oceana

 Juneau, AK
William Lienhard, 2007-2008Project Director, Mental Health Project, Urban Justice Center (currently Executive Director, Volunteers of Legal Service)New York, NY
Sarah Ludwig, 2010-2011Executive Director, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy ProjectNew York, NY
Nancy Marks, 2013-2014Senior Attorney, National Resources Defense Council, Inc.New York, NY
Andrea Marsh, 2005-2006Founder and Director, Texas Fair Defense ProjectAustin, TX
Miranda Massie, 2010-2011Director, Litigation and Training, New York Lawyers for the Public InterestNew York, NY
Patricia Mendoza, 2000-2001Regional Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (currently Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County )Chicago, IL
William R. Montross, Jr., 2007-2008Director, Capital Litigation Unit, Southern Center for Human RightsAtlanta, GA
Linda Mills, 1991-1992Founder and Executive Director, The Hawkins Center of Law Services for the DisabledRichmond, CA
Kary Moss, 1998-1999Executive Director, ACLU of MichiganDetroit, MI
John Nethercut, 2013-2014Executive Director, Public Justice CenterBaltimore, MD
Chris Newman, 2011-2012Legal Programs Director, National Day Laborer Organizing Network Los Angeles, CA
John O’Toole, 1995-1996Director, National Center for Youth LawSan Francisco, CA
Leslye Orloff, 2002-2003Associate Vice President; Director, Immigrant Women Program, National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund (now Legal Momentum)Washington, D.C.
Laurie Parise, 2012-2013Founder/Executive Director, Youth RepresentNew York, NY
Clare Pastore, 2004-2005Of Counsel, ACLU of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
Wendy Patten, 2004-2005U.S. Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch (currently Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations)New York, NY
Elena Paul, 2000-2001Executive Director Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts(currently Executive Director, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts)Washington, D.C.
Nina Perales, 2009-2010Southwest Regional Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)San Antonio, TX
Lori Potter, 1993-1994Regional Director, Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (currently a Partner at Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell)Denver, CO
John Powell, 1992-1993National Legal Director, ACLU (currently Professor of Law at Ohio State University)New York, NY
Nora Preciado, 2013-2014Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law CenterLos Angeles, CA
Eric Rassbach, 2012-2013Deputy General Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious LibertyWashington D.C.
Brooke Richie, 2008-2009Executive Director, Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP)New York, NY
Michael Risher, 2010-2011Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco, CA
Stephen Roady, 2007-2008Attorney, EarthjusticeWashington, D.C.
Marcia Rosen, 2012-2013Executive Director, National Housing Law ProjectSan Francisco, CA
Jennifer J. Rosenbaum,
Legal Director, New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial JusticeNew Orleans, LA
Mark Rosenbaum, 1998-1999Legal Director and General Counsel, ACLU Foundation of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
Stephen Rosenbaum, 2002-2003Staff Attorney, Protection and Advocacy Inc.(currently Staff Attorney, Disability Rights California)Oakland, CA
Michael Rosman, 2001-2002General Counsel, Center for Individual RightsWashington, D.C.
Robert Rubin, 1997-1998Deputy Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (currently Director of Litigation)San Francisco, CA
C. Mario Russell, 2007-2008Senior Immigration Litigation Attorney, Catholic Charities Community ServicesNew York, NY
Michael Russell, 1995-1996Senior Public Safety Adviser, Corporation for National ServiceWashington, D.C.
Kevin Ryan, 2000-2001Director and General Counsel for the Youth Advocacy Center (currently President, Covenant House)New York, NY
Shirley Sachi Sagawa, 1997-1998Executive Director, Learning First Alliance (currently visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress & Founder of the Consulting Firm Sagawa/Jospin)Washington, D.C.
Thomas Saenz

President & General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Los Angeles, CA
Alan Schlosser, 1994-1995Managing Attorney/Staff Counsel, ACLU of Northern California (currently Legal Director)San Francisco, CA
Shari Shink, 1999-2000Founder and Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law CenterDenver, CO
Reginald Shuford, 2009-2010Senior Staff Attorney/Attorneys of Color Recruitment & Retention Officer, ACLU Racial Justice Program (currently Director of Law and Policy, Equal Justice Society)New York, NY
James Simon, 1992-1993Director, Citizen Enforcement Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council (currently Executive VP at Oceana)New York, NY
David Singleton, 2006-2007Executive Director, Ohio Justice & Policy CenterCincinnati, OH
Katherine Ewing Slaughter, 1998-1999Senior Staff Attorney, Southern Environmental Law CenterCharlottesville, VA
Sharon Slotnick, 1994-1995Director, Project Safety Net, AmericorpsNew York, NY
Michael Steinberg, 2007-2008Legal Director, ACLU of MichiganDetroit, MI
Eve Stotland, 2012-2013Director of Legal Services, The DoorNew York, NY
Gail Suchman, 2000-2001Formerly Senior Environmental Counsel, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (currently Special Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP)New York, NY
Kara Suffredini, 2007-2008State Legislative Director, National Gay and Lesbian task Force (currently Executive Director for Mass Equality)Washington, D.C.
Lauren Sudeall Lucas, 2010-2011Staff Attorney, Southern Center for Human RightsAtlanta, GA
Jason Szanyi, 2013-2014Staff Attorney, Center for Children's Law and PolicyWashington, DC
Philip Tegeler, 2003-2004Legal Director, Connecticut Civil Liberties Union Foundation (currently Executive Director, Poverty & Race Research Action Council)Hartford, CT
Eric Thompson, 2002-2003Senior Litigation Counsel, Children's Rights Inc.New York, NY
Donnell "Trip" Van Noppen, 2004-2005Managing Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center (currently President, Earthjustice)Chapel Hill, NC
Janet Varon, 2006-2007Founder and Executive Director, Northwest Health Law AdvocatesSeattle, WA
Anthony Varona, 2001-2002General Counsel and Legal Director, Human Rights Campaign and HRC Foundation (currently Professor of Law/Director of the  S.J.D. Program, American University, Washington College of Law)Washington, D.C.
Jill Witkowski, 2012-2013Waterkeeper, San Diego CoastKeeperSan Diego, CA
Brian Wolfman, 1993-1994Staff Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group (currently Co-Director of the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center)Washington, D.C.
Private Public Interest Firms
Nicole Austin-Hillery, 2006-2007Associate at Mehri & Skaler, PLLC
(currently Director and Counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice, D.C. office)
Washington, D.C.
Morris Baller, 1999-2000Partner, Saperstein, Goldstein, Demchak & BallerOakland, CA
Nick Brustin, 2011-2012Partner, Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLPNew York, NY
Andrew Celli, 2012-2013Co-Founding Partner, Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff & Abady LLPNew York, NY
Teresa Demchak, 2011-2012Managing Partner, Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & DardarianOakland, CA
Kelli Evans, 2002-2003Associate at Relman & Dane (currently Associate Director, ACLU, Northern California)Washington, D.C.
James Fishman, 2008-2009Founder and Partner, Fishman & Neil, LLPNew York, NY
Andrew Freeman, 2006-2007Partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLPBaltimore, MD
Cara Hendrickson, 2007-2008Partner, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.Chicago, IL
Jenny Huang, 2008-2009Co-Founder and Partner, Justice First, LLPOakland, CA
Mikkel Jordahl, 2000-2001Director, Coconino Legal Aid (currently a Private Immigration Law Attorney)Flagstaff, AZ
Richard Kanoff, 1990-1991Private Public Interest PracticeHarvard, MA
Ira Kurzban, 2003-2004Partner, Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.AMiami, FL
Robert McDuff, 2004-2005Solo Civil Rights PractitionerJackson, MS
Peggy Kuo, 2000-2001Legal Officer, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (currently Chief Hearing Officer, New York Stock Exchange)The Hague, The Netherlands
Kenneth Scott, 2004-2005Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former YugoslaviaThe Hague, The Netherlands
Robin Alexander, 1994-1995Director, International labor Affairs United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers UnionPittsburgh, PA
Richard Brean, 2000-2001General Counsel, United Steel Workers of AmericaPittsburgh, PA
David Prouty, 1998-1999Southern Regional Counsel and Counsel to the Organizing Department, UNITE, AFL-CIO (currently Chief Labor Counsel for the Major League Baseball Players Association)New York, NY
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