Our work to end inequality in our justice system would not be possible without the members of our small but dedicated staff who care deeply about all of our clients and causes. Our current staff is led by our Executive Director, Phil Telfeyan.

Marissa HattonMarissa Hatton, Legal Fellow

Marissa graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a recipient of the Dean’s Certificate for Outstanding Contribution to Campus Community. As a clinical student at Georgetown, Marissa litigated police harassment, corporate exploitation of indigent tenants, Title IX, and ex-felon voting disenfranchisement cases with the Institute for Public Representation’s Civil Rights division. Read More.


Corrine Hornstein, Office Manager

Corrine’s childhood was in rural Southern Delaware. Being a part of a large family she found herself having to be a mediator and became passionate about the law and justice for all. She has worked in various capacities in the legal field and is excited about her current position with Equal Justice Under Law. Corrine resides in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband. Read More.


Rebecca Ramaswamy, Attorney

Rebecca’s interest in fighting inequality in the legal system flows from her deep commitment to the principles of racial justice and economic justice. A graduate of Vassar College and Columbia Law School, Rebecca has aimed to develop a broad knowledgebase in the civil rights field. During her time at Columbia, she interned with the Center for Institutional and Social Change, the ACLU Voting Rights Project, the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, and the Civil Action Practice at the Bronx Defenders. Read More.


catherine-staff-photo-high-resCatherine Sevcenko, Director of Legal Strategy and Partnerships

Catherine graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History and received her M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. After serving 11 years in the Foreign Service, she attended George Mason School of Law at night, graduating magna cum laude. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs on the Sixth Circuit, was a Supreme Court Fellow, and then joined the Washington DC firm of Steptoe & Johnson, LLP. She has also worked at the US Trustees Program at the Department of Justice and, most recently, as the Director of Litigation at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), defending First Amendment rights on college campuses. Read More.


steph-low-res-311-e1436552611567Stephanie Storey, Communications

Stephanie has been a national television news and public affairs producer for fifteen years. She was the senior producer at Tavis Smiley on PBS for nearly ten years, producing interviews for the nightly TV show and symposiums on poverty, equality, and discrimination. She was also the Coordinating Producer for the re-launch of the Arsenio Hall Show for CBS in 2014 and produced season one of Sundance Channel’s The Writers’ Room with Jim Rash, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy. Her other credits include Conversations from the Edge with Carrie FisherExhale with Candice Bergen, and The Arena with Jesse Ventura. Read More.