Heather counsels insurers in connection with coverage issues and disputes arising under professional liability and general liability insurance policies. She specializes in civil proceedings and litigation under the Fair Housing Act.


Representative Matters

  • Conducts legal and social science research in support of litigation and policy advocacy.
  • Engages in litigation brought under the Fair Housing Act.

Professional Experience

  • Legal Extern, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (2020)
  • Summer Associate, Private law firm (2020)
  • Legal Extern, Women's Law Project (2020)
  • Law Clerk, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (2019)
  • Disability Research Consortium Summer Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research (2018)
  • Graduate Research Fellow, Penn Law Global Women's Leadership Project (2017-2018)
  • Policy Advisor, Concerned Citizens for Democracy (2017)
  • Health Policy Account Executive, Hanover Communications (2015-2016)
  • Caseworker, Barry Gardner MP, UK House of Commons (2014-2015)
  • Development Coordinator, Labour Campaign for Mental Health (2015-2016)

Practice Areas



J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, magna cum laude

Ph.D, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

M.S., International Politics, with distinction, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

M.S., Political Theory, with merit, London School of Economics and Political Science

B.A., William Jewell College

Law Journals

Lead Articles Editor, Temple Law Review

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar

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