Joanna Wasik joined the Committee as Counsel in August 2019. She is currently Supervisory Counsel for the Workers’ Rights practice area, overseeing litigation, advocacy, and the Committee’s workers’ rights clinic. Ms. Wasik also litigates cases seeking to advance economic justice, and represents individuals, groups or classes of people, and organizations to achieve this goal. She focuses in particular on combatting barriers to employment faced by formerly incarcerated individuals.

Prior to joining the Committee, Ms. Wasik worked at a boutique litigation firm specializing in class action law, where she represented workers facing discrimination on the basis of their race, gender, caregiving status, as well as individuals subjected to sexual harassment. Ms. Wasik 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.

At the Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Wasik was a legal research and writing fellow, a Managing Editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law, and a global law scholar.


  • JD, magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BA, magna cum laude, Amherst College

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

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