Kathryn Eidmann

Lecturer

Staff attorney, Opportunity Under Law, Public Counsel

Background:

Kathryn Eidmann is a staff attorney with Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm. As part of the Opportunity Under Law project, she brings impact litigation to advance economic justice and civil rights. She represents women workers in a challenge to systemic gender discrimination in California’s workers’ compensation system (Page v. Parisotto). Her education equity class action cases on behalf of low-income children have included challenges to the denial of the right of access to literacy under the U.S. constitution on behalf of Detroit students (Gary B. v. Snyder), a school district’s failure to accommodate students who are impacted by exposure to trauma (Peter P. v. CUSD), and the federal government’s failure to provide basic education and special education to Native American students (Stephen C. v. BIE).

Prior to joining Public Counsel, Ms. Eidmann worked for the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP and as a law clerk for Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

Ms. Eidmann is Vice President of the Board of Library Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles and serves on the board of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. She was previously appointed to the Commission for Community and Family Services, advising the City of Los Angeles on issues of poverty and the needs of children, youth, and their families.

keidmann@publiccounsel.org

Current Courses:

Contemporary Issues in Gender Equality Litigation