Joanna Wasik (she/her) is Deputy Legal Director for Economic Justice. She leads the workers’ rights and housing justice practice areas in litigation, advocacy, community partnerships, and the Committee’s workers’ rights clinic. Alongside her colleagues and community partners, Joanna works to combat discriminatory employment and housing practices, wage theft, unconstitutional laws that deny economic opportunity, and the displacement of low-income residents through uninhabitable living conditions. Joanna focuses in particular on working with formerly incarcerated individuals to break down barriers they face in obtaining employment and housing.

Prior to joining the Committee, Joanna worked at a boutique litigation firm specializing in class action law, where she represented workers facing discrimination, consumers fighting abusive and unfair practices, and nonprofit organizations challenging unconstitutional laws. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge J. Curtis Joyner at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and worked as an associate for a large New York firm where she maintained an active pro bono practice.

Joanna is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Amherst College. She is admitted to the New York and District of Columbia bars.

Joanna is the daughter of Polish immigrants and a native speaker of Polish.

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