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Kristin Shapiro joins to discuss this month’s IWF’s policy focus: paid leave and the pandemic. As more lawmakers argue that a paid leave entitlement will help “workplaces and communities respond more effectively and equitably” to a pandemic, we discuss whether or not that’s true and also what some of the unintended consequences may be.
Kristin is a Senior Fellow with Independent Women’s Forum. Kristin clerked for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following her clerkship, Kristin practiced law as an associate at Williams & Connolly where she litigated numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court. Kristin then served as Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives for three years, and is now an attorney for the federal government.