Gail joined the Center in 2018 and is
responsible for litigating reproductive rights
cases in the United States.
She came from the ACLU of
Virginia, where she handled all litigation matters related to reproductive freedom
and gender equality. She has argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia and
has represented clients in abortion access and pregnancy prosecution matters in
state and federal courts. Gail also served as co-counsel on the landmark Title
IX transgender rights case, Gavin Grimm
v. Gloucester County School Board. In addition to her litigation work, she
led the ACLU of Virginia’s state and local policy advocacy efforts on gender
equality and reproductive rights issues. Gail previously worked as an associate
at McCandlish Holton, P.C., in Richmond, Virginia, where she spent three years
representing clients in a wide array of civil litigation cases.
Gail earned her J.D. from
the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she founded a chapter of
Law Students for Reproductive Justice (now If/When/How), served as president of
the Women Law Students Organization, was an Articles Editor for the Washington
&, Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, and received the National
Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Student Award. She graduated cum laude from The College of William
and Mary with a degree in History.