Jennifer Reisch is the Legal Director of Equal Rights Advocates (ERA), a national nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and education access and opportunities for women and girls. She leads ERA’s legal team in making an impact through litigation, direct services, legislative advocacy, and community education and outreach. Ms. Reisch is proud to have helped pass the strongest equal pay law in the nation, the California Fair Pay Act of 2015 (SB 358 – Jackson) and to be part of the team representing Betty Dukes and other women in their history-making case against Wal-Mart. She has been recognized as a leader in the field of workers’ rights and employment litigation, receiving numerous honors for her work and frequently being invited to speak on these topics.
Prior to joining ERA, Ms. Reisch practiced public interest law in San Francisco and Los Angeles, representing low-wage workers, students, and consumers in civil and human rights cases. She has taught courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law and the University of San Francisco School of Law. Ms. Reisch is an active member of the California Employment Lawyers Association and serves on the East Bay Community Law Center’s Advisory Board.
Ms. Reisch is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley School of Law and Yale University.