May 26, 2021

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Eastern Time

Boardroom to Classroom: A Conversation with Alice O'Brien

Join the American Constitution Society for a small group discussion with ACS National Board of Directors Board Member, Alice O’Brien. This networking call is part of a monthly virtual series where ACS National Board members will share stories from their legal career, inspiring advice, and answer questions from students. Registration is limited to fifteen students, so be sure to register soon! 




Alice O’Brien, General Counsel, National Education Association, ACS National Board of Directors 


Speaker Bio:


Alice O’Brien serves as General Counsel to the National Education Association which represents three million educators who serve in our nation's schools and institutions of higher education. She has served in that role since March of 2010. Prior to that, Alice served as the Chief Counsel to the California Teachers Association (from 2008-10) and as an associate and then member of the labor law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser PLLC.(from 1995 until 2008).

During her tenure at NEA, Alice has expanded the civil rights and student rights legal advocacy of the union including by creating Law Fellowships devoted to that work. Alice is currently leading NEA's legal efforts to ensure that schools and colleges reopen safely in a manner that protects students, staff and the surrounding community. Alice also has overseen the defense of NEA and its affiliates against the array of litigation brought against public sector unions in the wake of Janus v. AFSCME, as well as challenges to the rollback of public sector collective bargaining rights in Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, and challenges to the rollback of payroll deduction dues arrangements in Alabama, Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina. Alice also has expanded NEA’s judicial nominations work.

Alice earned her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.