Emily Nestler, Senior Staff Attorney


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Emily Nestler joined the Center in 2018 and is responsible for litigating reproductive rights cases.

Prior to joining the Center, Emily served as a Trial Attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she defended federal agencies against constitutional challenges to federal statutes, regulations, and programs.  Among other things, Emily defended policies supporting transgender rights under Title IX and Title VII, including regulations interpreting the nondiscrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act.  Before her time at DOJ, Emily worked as a litigator at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, handling commercial and intellectual property disputes. Emily also served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Legrome Davis of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  

Emily holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a B.A. in English and Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.