Tanya L. Goldman is a senior policy attorney at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), where she focuses on policy solutions that improve job quality for workers, strengthen worker protections, and increase economic security for low-income working families. Prior to joining CLASP, she had several positions in the federal government focused on protecting and upholding labor and employment laws. Most recently, she served as an Administrative Appeals Judge at the U.S. Department of Labor. She also worked at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama administration as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division. Before working at the U.S. Department of Labor, Goldman prosecuted violations of federal civil rights laws at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She also clerked on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and taught at Tulane University Law School. An adjunct professor at Georgetown Law, Goldman received her B.A. from Stanford University and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
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