Jennifer Mondino is Director of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. She has been part of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund team at the National Women’s Law Center since August 2018, shortly after the Fund’s creation. Immediately prior to joining the National Women’s Law Center, Jennifer spent eight years as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Special Litigation Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, where her practice focused on pattern-or-practice investigations of police departments and other law enforcement agencies, including patterns of sex discrimination in the law enforcement response to gender-based violence. During her tenure with DOJ, she also spent a year on detail as an Attorney Advisor with the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), where she provided policy advice to the Department and partner federal agencies and legal counsel to OVW and its grantees.
Ms. Mondino’s legal career has been focused on civil rights and women’s rights issues, with a particular emphasis on legal advocacy on behalf of undocumented women and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Her previous experience includes working for the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Law Project in New York City, and the international law firm Mayer Brown LLP. She received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law and B.S. from the University of Virginia.