Professor Newman is a Senior Associate Attorney Advisor with AEquitas, a D.C.-based nonprofit organization focused on developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices related to gender-based violence and human trafficking. At AEquitas, Professor Newman works on resources focused on advancing prosecutorial responses to these crimes, from human trafficking in the illicit cannabis industry, to bias against jurors who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, to the impact of upcoming Supreme Court decisions.

Before working with AEquitas, Professor Newman was a prosecutor in Philadelphia assigned to the Family Violence Sex Assault Unit. As a prosecutor, she sought justice for victims of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child abuse, and child sexual abuse. She regularly litigated complex motions to protect victims and hold offenders accountable. These included motions to admit victims’ statements under the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing and other hearsay exceptions when victims were unable to participate at trial; rape shield motions to protect victim privacy; and “prior bad acts” motions to provide necessary context for defendants’ violent conduct.