Kristin Shapiro is a senior fellow with Independent Women’s Forum. Kristin received her bachelor of arts degree from New York University, magna cum laude, in 2004, and her juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2009, where she graduated second in her class and served on the editorial board of the Northwestern University Law Review. After law school, 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 LLP, a D.C. law firm, for six years, where she litigated numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeal and district courts. Kristin then served as Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives for three years; worked at the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice; and currently practices appellate and constitutional law in Washington, DC.

Kristin has been selected both by the National Law Journal and SuperLawyers as a D.C. Rising Star. Kristin’s commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Examiner, The Hill, The Federalist, Corporate Counsel, and Law360. Kristin lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with her husband and four children.