On February 10th, 2021, Anisha Queen participated as a panelist for “The ADA in the Workplace: Recognizing and Resisting Discrimination,” hosted by The National Disabled Law Students Association.
About this Event
How does the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to employment? How can legal professionals use the ADA as a tool to protect employees in the workplace? What is the “interactive process” and why does it matter? Answers to these questions and more will be addressed by our expert panelists who have experience in applying the ADA in creative ways to address accessibility problems in the workplace and the legal profession.
CLE Information (via New York University, New York): This event is approved for 1 credit in the Areas of Professional Practice category. The credit will be both transitional and non-transitional. This event is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Organized by the NYU Disability Allied Law Students Association (DALSA) and the National Disabled Law Students Association.
Jinny Kim (she/her)
Jinny directs the Disability Rights Program at Legal Aid at Work, where she represents clients seeking accommodations and facing discrimination by employers, educational institutions, and public entities. She joined Legal Aid at Work as the Félix Velarde-Muñoz Fellow in 1999-2001 and litigated race, disability, national origin, and gender cases. She returned as a staff attorney in 2008 following work in Washington, D.C., and private practice. As a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow, she served as Labor Counsel to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy on the Senate’s Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. She also has held positions at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach; at Schneider, Wallace, Cottrell, Brayton, and Konecky; and at Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian. Jinny received her J.D. in 1999 from the University of California, Davis, and her B.A. in 1995 from the University of California, Berkeley.
Bethany Drucker (she/her)
Since 2014, Bethany Drucker has served as General Counsel for ASG Staffing, Inc. (“ASG”). Each day, Ms. Drucker is entrenched in employment law, contract matters, and business compliance as a one-person legal team for this light industrial staffing company that issues out approximately 12,000 W-2s per year and is in three states. By proactivity, legal compliance, and active listening to the needs of the employees and the clients, Ms. Drucker has kept ASG free from litigation and thoroughly enjoys her hands-on role. Ms. Drucker works hand in hand with the host clients to ensure that diversity and inclusion is a reality amongst the workforces. She embraces the philosophy that a General Counsel’s role is to wear many hats that further the business needs and maintain the highest level of integrity and ethics. Ms. Drucker brings over 18 years of practicing law to ASG, including work in state, federal, and local investigations on the governmental side. Throughout her career and personal life, Ms. Drucker has advocated for fairness for all and has written editorials on the benefits of hiring ex-offenders and eradicating disparate treatment. As a person with disabilities, Ms. Drucker is an everyday supporter for others with disabilities. Ms. Drucker obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Boston University and a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University, where she co-authored an article on mediation. While in law school, Ms. Drucker worked full-time as owner and operator of two retail stores. Ms. Drucker is also a trained mediator and a comedy writer hobbyist. She lives in Evanston, IL, with her two dogs.
Anisha Queen (she/her)
Anisha Queen is an associate at Brown Goldstein & Levy. She has represented clients in a wide array of civil and criminal matters. Her civil practice includes cases involving disability rights, civil rights, housing discrimination, employment law, and Title IX. She has represented plaintiffs in employment contract disputes and cases involving wrongful termination claims based on disability discrimination.
Prior to joining the firm, Anisha clerked for the Honorable Tanya S. Chutkan on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to her clerkship, she worked as an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. While in law school, Anisha interned at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Gebhardt & Associates, LLP, a plaintiff-side employment discrimination law firm.
Teresa Danso-Danquah (she/her)
Teresa Danso-Danquah is a disability advocate and HR professional passionate about creating inclusive spaces. Teresa’s passion for disability inclusion stems from her time at Cornell University, where she was recognized as a Truman Scholar for her work on disability initiatives with students on campus, youth across the world, and the U.S. Senate. She currently works at Disability:IN, the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Teresa serves as the NextGen Initiatives Manager and is also an alumna of the program. In her role, she connects disabled college students and recent graduates with career development and job opportunities with leading companies. Prior to Disability:IN, Teresa worked as a field organizer on Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign and led diversity and inclusion initiatives at Capital One.