Elissa Berger serves as Advocacy and Policy Counsel at the ACLU. She provides legal and strategic advice on legislation relating to reproductive freedom, as well as other issues, to the organization's affiliate offices throughout the United States. Before joining the ACLU, Ms. Berger was the General Counsel and Interim Policy Director at the Center for Working Families in New York, guiding that organization’s portfolio of policy ideas and reform strategies. She has a wide range of prior political and policy experience, including working with the Center on Wisconsin Strategy to develop an energy efficiency and green jobs program in Milwaukee that has become a national model. Ms. Berger clerked for Judge Michael Chagares on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and graduated first in her class from Brooklyn Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Brooklyn Law Review.