Staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Jessie Rossman joined the ACLU of Massachusetts as a staff attorney in June 2013. She has both trial level and appellate advocacy experience, and litigates on a broad range of civil rights and civil liberties issues, including privacy and technology, free speech, reproductive rights, and gender discrimination.
She was recognized as a 2015 National Law Journal Boston Rising Star.
Jessie has a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor's degree from Yale University. Before joining the ACLU of Massachusetts, Rossman served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond C. Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also worked as a staff attorney at the ACLU of Michigan and as a litigation fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Prior to joining the ACLU of Massachusetts, Jessie settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in Prater v. Detroit Police Department, resulting in a new policy to ensure that pregnant officers were protected against discrimination on the job, and briefed Duncan v. Granholm, a class action lawsuit which challenged the state of Michigan to reform its broken indigent defense system.