Stephanie Toti

Stephanie Toti, Senior Counsel

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. An experienced advocate, Stephanie has argued cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Stephanie served as lead counsel in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, which challenged key provisions of a Texas TRAP law that would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's abortion facilities to close.  She successfully argued the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which struck down key provisions of the law in its 5-3 ruling on June 27, 2016.  She is currently partnering 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.