Stephanie joined the Center as a Litigation Fellow in 2006. She was promoted to Senior Staff Attorney in the U.S. Legal Program in 2010. During her tenure, she has been the lead on a number of critical cases across a spectrum of reproductive rights issues:
- She launched a wave of litigation in Oklahoma in 2008 when she led the Center's challenge to a statute that imposed a host of restrictions on access to abortion. Ultimately, Stephanie helped win a ruling in 2012 from the Oklahoma Supreme Court that the statute was unconstitutional.
- She has also secured a permanent injunction against a Louisiana statute that stripped abortion providers of their medical malpractice insurance.
- In 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit sided with the Center in a case that Stephanie argued, declaring that a Virginia statute that effectively banned the most common method of second-trimester abortion was unconstitutional.
- She is currently partnering with the city of Baltimore, Maryland, to defend a first-in-the-nation ordinance regulating the deceptive practices of anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers.
Before coming to the Center, Stephanie served as an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP. In addition, she clerked for the Honorable Nina Gershon, a U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of New York. She is currently serving as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law.
Stephanie earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Fordham University, where she studied Public Administration and Mathematics.