Bebe J. Anderson

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Bebe J. Anderson is the HIV Project Director for Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV.

Anderson joined Lambda Legal in July 2006, after working for eight-and-a-half years as Staff Attorney in the Domestic Legal Program of the Center for Reproductive Rights. She previously served as co-Executive Director of the HIV Law Project, a non-profit legal services and advocacy organization in New York City.

At the Center for Reproductive Rights, Anderson served as lead counsel in complex constitutional litigation concerning reproductive rights in federal and state courts across the country. Her work included privacy, equal protection and due process challenges to restrictive laws including Medicaid funding bans and forced parental involvement laws. She has been a featured speaker on issues of minors' access to reproductive health care, restrictions on the provision of reproductive services through managed health care systems and funding of abortion services for low-income women. She co-authored the chapter on reproductive health for Oxford University Press' "Law in Public Health Practice."

Before working at the HIV Law Project, Anderson was a partner at the California law firm of Erickson, Beasley, Hewitt & Wilson, working primarily in the areas of plaintiff employment discrimination class actions and government tort defense. Prior to that, she was a staff attorney with the civil division of the Legal Aid Society of New York City and an associate with the law firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam and Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop).

Anderson is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and recipient of the Rosenman Prize. She received her bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with honors.