Elizabeth Westfall, Secretary

Elizabeth Westfall joined the board in 2018. She currently serves on the Executive Committee, Diversity Committee, and External Affairs Committee.

Elizabeth Westfall is a deputy chief of the Disability Rights Section in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She has nearly twenty years of civil rights legal experience with expertise in disability rights, voting rights, and litigation.

Elizabeth leads the Disability Rights Section’s initiative to combat discrimination against people with opioid use disorder who are in treatment or recovery and the Section’s enforcement of the integration mandate under the Americans with Disabilities Act. She started with the Civil Rights Division as a trial attorney in the Voting Section where she served as lead attorney in challenges to Texas’s photo voter identification law under the Voting Rights Act.

Prior to the Department of Justice, Elizabeth directed the voter protection program at Advancement Project, a non-profit organization, where she litigated challenges to restrictions on voting in Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana and advocated to remove barriers to voting in minority communities. Elizabeth started her legal career as an associate at the law firm now known as WilmerHale. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Carleton College.

Elizabeth is a native of Lexington, Massachusetts. She and her husband, Scott Wiener, live in Washington, DC with their children: Nathaniel ’19, Benjamin ’21, and Hannah ’25.


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