Professor Birnbaum is a senior attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor where she advises on international labor standards and veteran employment issues. Professor Birnbaum also serves as the coordinator of the Department of Labor’s pro bono program where she founded and leads a committee of colleagues nationwide. She started her legal career in private practice at a large D.C. law firm. Professor Birnbaum holds a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.