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Keira is a committed and experienced advocate for workers’ rights. Most recently, she was the Senior Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator for the Employment Justice Center (EJC), where she represented and advised low-income workers on a wide range of employment law matters. Keira supervised the Workers’ Rights Clinic in Southeast D.C.  She also developed a broad network of attorneys to represent low-income workers.

Keira was previously an associate with Murphy Anderson PLLC, a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in labor, employment, whistleblower and First Amendment law. In one of her first cases, she represented a female worker who was sexually harassed by her boss and fired in retaliation for complaining about the harassment. Keira successfully argued the worker’s case before the D.C. Court of Appeals, resulting in an important decision on employment discrimination and attorneys’ fees for plaintiffs in civil rights cases. Keira also won numerous grievance arbitrations on behalf of unionized workers, and she represented workers in individual and class action employment law cases in state and federal courts.

Keira graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge Ronna Beck in the D.C. Superior Court. She received her B.A. with high honors in Philosophy from Wesleyan University.

She is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland and California (inactive).

Keira serves on First Shift’s Board of Directors and is an Associate General Counsel for Amalgamated Transit Union. On her second shift, Keira cares for and enjoys time with her two young children.

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