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Shira Wakschlag

The Arc of the United States
Legal Director
Washington DC
Shira Wakschlag is the legal director of The Arc, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the civil and human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Shira is on the board of the Disability Rights Bar Association and past chair of the ABA’s Disability Rights Committee. Before joining The Arc, Shira worked on disability rights litigation in the Bay Area as a Skadden Fellow at Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund and as an attorney at a plaintiffs’ side employment firm. She’s organized a conference at Berkeley Law entitled “Rebranding Disability Rights Law: The Intersection of Disability, Gender, Race, and Class,” presented at a number of conferences on disability rights issues, and published articles with the Denver Law Review and Human Rights Magazine. Shira received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and is admitted to practice in California and Washington, D.C.