Director, Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel
The Arc of the United States
Shira joined The Arc in 2014. Her work involves directing The Arc’s participation in disability rights litigation, working closely with The Arc’s state chapter network, and performing general counsel responsibilities. Shira is the Chair of the Disability Rights Committee within the American Bar Association’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and on the board of the Disability Rights Bar Association. Prior to joining The Arc, Shira worked on civil and disability rights impact litigation as a Skadden Public Interest Attorney Fellow at Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund and as an attorney at a civil rights law firm. Shira received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2010 and her B.A. from Brown University in 2006.
Tuesday, July 24
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM