The Reid Rasmussen Fellow of Law & Policy Christy Mallory

The Williams Institute is pleased to announce the promotion of Christy Mallory to the Reid Rasmussen Fellow of Law and Policy. Christy’s expertise is on workplace issues within the LGBT community.  Her research has focused on documenting employment discrimination in support of state anti-discrimination laws, measuring the enforcement of state and local anti-discrimination laws, and the economic impact of LGBT-related workplace policies.  In 2009, Christy was instrumental in the completion of a 1,500 page research report on LGBT discrimination in the public sector in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  Over the past year, she has worked on a multi-state research project to extend spousal impoverishment protections under Medicaid to same-sex couples.

Christy received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2008, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar.  During law school, Christy worked at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles assisting dependent youth and a plaintiff’s side employment firm where she focused on disability and race discrimination cases. Christy received her B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona

The Reid Rasmussen Law and Policy Fellowship was endowed by the Institute for the Study of Human Resources (ISHR), one of the nation’s earliest LGBT organizations, and generous contributions from  Reid Rasmussen, Tom Safran, Michael J. Beary and Gary J. Gates, and Chuck Williams.