Diana Kasdan serves as the Director for Judicial Strategy in U.S. Programs. Diana leads a team of lawyers and researchers producing original legal analysis and content; authoring and organizing amicus briefs and campaigns; engaging legal, academic, and progressive allies in our work; and developing strategies to expand protections for reproductive rights and advance positive constitutional change over the long term.
Diana brings over 15 years of experience as a public interest lawyer and a decade advocating for reproductive rights and justice. As a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, Diana worked on a range of reproductive rights litigation and amici curiae efforts in federal and state courts and developed advocacy campaigns to improve the conditions and care of pregnant women who are incarcerated.
Immediately prior to joining the Center, Diana was at the Brennan Center for Justice. While serving as senior counsel in the Democracy Program, Diana focused on litigation and advocacy to prevent voter disenfranchisement and authored several publications examining the laws and policies impacting voter participation. In her role as Director of Foundation Relations, Diana led all aspects of foundation fundraising strategy and partnerships.
Diana clerked for the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from New York University School of Law where she served as a notes editor for the NYU Law Review and was a Hays Civil Liberties Fellow. She received her B.A. from Washington University.