As Director of Justice Programs for Alliance for Justice, Michelle Schwartz directs all of AFJ’s programs related to justice, including its highly-regarded judicial selection project, its Supreme Court analysis, and its access to justice work. Before joining AFJ, Michelle served for six years as a senior staff member for U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg from her home state of New Jersey. Michelle previously practiced law as a litigation associate at Williams & Connolly LLP. She also was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson in the Central District of California. Prior to attending law school, Michelle served as Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer. The media frequently call upon Michelle for her expertise on judicial nominations, the Supreme Court, and Senate procedure, and she has appeared in media outlets such as Huffington Post, Politico, Pacifica Radio, American Prospect, and The Hill.