Lisa Bornstein '98
Lisa Bornstein '98 is a current Vice President of Strategy & Policy at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Lisa provides policy expertise, organizational leadership, and internal management to the organization and works closely with the Lawyers’ Committee’s policy team to help identify strategies for leveraging the organization’s voice on federal, state, and local policy matters, and works across the organization to help identify strategic opportunities to engage in advocacy and public education.
Lisa previously served as the Legal Director and Senior Legal Advisor at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. In that capacity, she coordinated coalition efforts on legislative advocacy in response to Supreme Court cases, issues around civil procedure, and legal matters affecting civil rights litigants, voting rights, LGBT issues, hate crimes, and employment matters. She coordinated and supervised all aspects of the organization’s participation in amicus curiae briefs at the Supreme Court and in appellate courts across the country. Additionally, she coordinated outreach and external relations on pro bono matters for The Leadership Conference and served as liaison to the Department of Justice.
Previously, Lisa was a Senior Associate at Mehri & Skalet, a plaintiffs’ side, complex class action law firm, handling class action employment discrimination cases. She has also worked as a trial attorney at the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; labor counsel for Senator Edward Kennedy on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and law clerk for the Honorable Stanley Marcus on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Lisa holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.Phil. in political science as well as a law degree from Columbia University. Prior to entering law school, she was a founding member of Teach For America.
Lisa served as a Commissioner on the D.C. Commission on Human Rights from 2015 through 2017. She also serves as the Restaurant Chair for Taste of the Nation, a culinary event to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign.
Lisa is a member of the New York State, District of Columbia, and Supreme Court Bars.
Lisa is available by appointment only. Email her directly to set up an appointment. Please email your resume to her before your meeting.