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Kristin Shapiro

Senior Fellow

Kristin Shapiro is a Senior Fellow with Independent Women's Forum. Kristin received her bachelor of arts degree from New York University, magna cum laude, in 2004, majoring in Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies.  After graduating from NYU, she served for two years as the Special Projects Officer of the IMPACT Coalition, the non-profit corporation that ran the New York Urban Debate League.  At IMPACT, Kristin directed an after-school debate resource center for students in the Bronx and taught a debate class at Rikers Island Penitentiary.

Kristin received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2009, where she served on the editorial board of the Northwestern University Law Review and graduated second in her class.  After law school, Kristin clerked for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Kristin was then an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP, a DC law firm, for six years, where she litigated numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeal and district courts.  In 2016, Kristin was selected by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star in the DC area.

Kristin's commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Corporate Counsel, and Law360.  Kristin lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

 

Recent Articles:

Canada's Free Parental Leave is One Reason I Don't Live There
August 30 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Takeaways: Expanding Paid Leave Without Disadvantaging Low-Income Families
August 6 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


The Conservative Argument Over Paid Family Leave
July 25 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Is Paid Family Leave Conservative?
July 25 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Is Paid Family Leave Compatible with Conservative Principles? • Ethics and Public Policy Center DC
July 23 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


The high hidden price of paid-family-leave laws
July 19 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Dems Want Another Chunk of Your Paycheck
July 17 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Policy Focus: Expanding Paid Family Leave Without Disadvantaging Low-Income Families
July 8 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Conservatives Rally Behind Paid Leave
May 12 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Where Are the Socially Conservative Women in This Fight?
April 27 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


The Lee–Ernst Paid-Leave Plan Would Be a Win for Working Families
March 20 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Americans Want a Welfare State, So Paid Family Leave Should Be Done the Least Stupid Way
March 20 2019
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Paid Family Leave: The Leading Democratic and Republican Proposals, Explained
October 28 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Has Rubio found a key to family leave gridlock?
August 22 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


A Paid Family Leave Plan That Congress Might Actually Pass
August 16 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Social Security-based paid parental leave is worth considering
May 10 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Parental Leave through Social Security: A Response to Critics
May 10 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Paid Family Leave and the Right
February 23 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Want paid family leave? Just borrow from your future self
February 22 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


For conservatives, Social Security could be key for paid leave reform
February 18 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Utilize the natural connection of parental leave and Social Security
February 16 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Can a ‘conservative’ approach lead to agreement on social insurance for family and medical leave?
February 13 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


A Family Leave Plan That Pays for Itself
February 8 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


No, the Ivanka–Rubio Paid-Leave Plan Wouldn’t Punish Families
February 7 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Marco Rubio's eye falls on a parental-leave solution
February 6 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Michael Barone: Toward a Trump Republicanism
February 1 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Family Leave
January 31 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


How Trump Can Be More Trumpian
January 30 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


#108 An Approach to Parental Leave Everyone Can Get Behind
January 25 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


A Simple Plan for Parental Leave
January 25 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


A Better Paid-Leave Idea
January 25 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


Policy Focus: A Budget-Neutral Approach to Parental Leave
January 9 2018
by Kristin A. Shapiro


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