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Stephanie is a Senior Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she has worked since 2006. Her practice focuses on protecting reproductive rights and promoting reproductive justice through constitutional litigation. Experienced in both trial and appellate advocacy, Stephanie has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Virginia. Stephanie currently serves as lead counsel in Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, which will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in March. The case challenges a pair of Texas TRAP laws that would force more than three-quarters of the state's abortion facilities to close. Previously, she led a series of successful challenges to Oklahoma laws restricting access to abortion, including the Center's challenge to a 2010 law that would have forced every woman seeking an abortion to submit to a narrated ultrasound examination. She has also partnered with the City of Baltimore, Maryland, to defend a first-in-the-nation ordinance regulating the deceptive practices of crisis pregnancy centers.
Stephanie also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, where she teaches courses on comparative reproductive rights and legal writing. Before joining the Center, Stephanie worked as an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP. In addition, she clerked for the Hon. Nina Gershon, a U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of New York. Stephanie earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Fordham University, where she studied Political Science and Mathematics.