Biography

Sandra S. Park, JD is a Senior Staff Attorney in the ACLU Women’s Rights Project.  At the ACLU, Sandra engages in litigation, policy advocacy, and public education at the federal, state, and local levels to advance gender equality and the rights of women and girls.  Sandra has advocated for survivors of gender-based violence throughout her legal career.  Much of her current work focuses on discrimination faced by victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in housing, law enforcement response, schools, and the military.  She also represented twenty plaintiffs in a groundbreaking lawsuit challenging patents granted on two human genes related to breast and ovarian cancer, resulting in a unanimous 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating gene patents (Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics).  She writes and speaks regularly on human rights, sex discrimination, patients’ rights, and the intersection of patent regulation and civil liberties.  Before joining the ACLU, she worked as a Skadden Fellow at the Legal Aid Society of New York and clerked for U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Law.