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Erin Bernstein

Deputy City Attorney / Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division

Erin Bernstein serves as Senior Deputy City Attorney in the Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit (CLCR), part of the Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division of the City Attorney's Office.

Ms. Bernstein previously served as a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office for more than ten years. She spent most of her time there as a litigator on the Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team. She also served as the Executive Director of the office's Affirmative Litigation Task Force for five years. She specializes in reproductive rights, First Amendment, public health and privacy-related cases, and she has litigated issues including marriage equality, gender discrimination, public nuisance and abortion rights in both state and federal courts.

Ms. Bernstein also was the inaugural chair of San Francisco's Privacy and Data Task Force. She was a guest lecturer for Yale Law School's popular San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) on a regular basis, and in the spring of 2016, she joined the Yale Law School faculty as a Visiting Lecturer in Law.

Ms. Bernstein graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UCLA in 2000.



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