joined Strumwasser & Woocher in 2010 after clerking with the Honorable Marsha
Berzon of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She previously summered at Grant &
Eisenhofer, which specializes in financial law. Ms. Deutsch was a Peggy Browning Fund
Fellow at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), assisting with developing and
executing legislative and regulatory strategies. She previously led negotiations and developed
workplace policies while at SEIU United Healthcare Workers -- West. Prior to that, Ms. Deutsch
was an organizer/field representative with the AFSCME Local 3299. Ms. Deutsch has also developed
and implemented job readiness for low income adults in a culinary arts training porgram offered at the
Women's Housing & Economic Development Corporation.
Ms. Deutsch graduated Phi Beta Kappa earning her B.A., magna
cum laude, from Yale University, where she participated as the political action director of the Yale
Women's Center and founded the Coalition for Financial Aid Reform. Ms. Deutsch then received her J.D.
from Columbia University School of Law with honors. She authored The Federal Role in Reducing
Hospital-Acquired Conditions, 42 Colum. J. L. & Soc. Probs. 1 (2008), as well as researching a variety of
issues, mainly in labor law. She was editor of "Why the Local Still Matters," a forthcoming
publication of Columbia Law School's National State Attorneys General Project and Yale Law School's Liman
Public Interest Program.
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