Deputy Director of Litigation, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia
Peter Romer-Friedman is the Deputy Director of Litigation of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, where he litigates and supervises class...Continue Reading
Peter Romer-Friedman is the Deputy Director of Litigation of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, where he litigates and supervises class action and individual cases in employment discrimination, fair housing, disability rights, veterans’ rights, LGBT rights, and immigrant rights in both trial and appellate courts.
From 2009 to 2015, Professor Romer-Friedman worked as a civil rights and employment attorney at Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll PLLC, a plaintiff’s class action firm, where he litigated dozens of class and impact cases and was lead or co-lead counsel in actions that secured more than $1.35 billion in monetary relief and important programmatic changes, including in some of the largest settlements under federal credit discrimination, fair housing, and veterans’ rights laws.
From 2007 to 2009, Professor Romer-Friedman served as labor counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and its Chairman, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, assisting Senator Kennedy and other Senators with legislation, speeches, regulatory comments, and hearings on a range of labor, employment, and civil rights issues. From 2006 to 2007, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles. Prior to law school, Professor Romer-Friedman was a legislative representative for the United Steelworkers and founded the Worker Rights Consortium, a non-profit organization that inspects apparel factories globally. Professor Romer-Friedman graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar, served as managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Law & Social Problems, and was an extern to the Honorable Shira Scheindlin, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Professor Romer-Friedman graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he earned a B.A. in Economics (Honors) and Social Science (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 2001), and was a recipient of the national Harry S. Truman Scholarship for Public Service.
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"Outten & Golden LLP: Litigator Peter Romer-Friedman Joins the Firm," coverage by PR Newswire, September 21, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Peter Romer-Friedman.
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