Cari Simon pioneered rights for sexual assault victims by serving as the inaugural fellow at the Harvard Law School Gender Violence Program, and working in the United States Congress as the Director of the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus. Her practice focuses on these issues and, more generally, women’s rights.
Ms. Simon has partnered with NCVBA to provide advanced legal training on Title IX and school sexual violence to United States Attorneys General across the country. These efforts are intended to benefit victims by training the prosecutors and governmental officials they were forced to rely upon when involved in legal process resulting from sexual violence.
Ms. Simon is a leader in the national movement to address campus sexual assault, serving on the Know Your IX Board, the National Crime Victim Law Institute Advisory Council and working closely with the National Women’s Law Center, Public Justice, and the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, among others. Ms. Simon trains campus advocates nationally as a National Organization for Victim Assistance Faculty Member and serves on the End Sexual Violence in Education Leadership Council.
Ms. Simon graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, where she was President of the Harvard Women’s Law Association and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender and Harvard Journal on Law & Gender. Ms. Simon clerked for Judge Morgan Christen of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Simon is a member of the California Bar.