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Anita F. Hill

Of Counsel

Anita F. Hill joined Cohen Milstein in 2011 as Of Counsel in the Civil Rights & Employment practice group.

Ms. Hill brings three decades of legal and academic experience to the Civil Rights practice.  She began her career as an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm Wald, Harkrader & Ross.  Ms. Hill then served as special counsel to the assistant secretary of the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and later as advisor to the chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  She began her teaching career as an assistant professor at Oral Roberts University and later joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  She has also visited at the University of California, Berkeley.  Ms. Hill is currently a professor of social policy, law and women’s studies at The Heller School for Public Policy and Management at Brandeis University. 

Ms. Hill is the author of numerous articles on international commercial law, bankruptcy, and civil rights -- all areas in which she has taught. She has given numerous presentations on commercial law as well as race and gender equality. In addition, she has appeared on several television programs, such as Face the Nation and Meet the Press, and her commentary has been published by Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe.  Ms. Hill is the author of Speaking Truth to Power and served as the co-editor of Race, Gender, and Power in America: The Legacy of the Hill-Thomas Hearings.   She is also the author of Reimagining Equality:  Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home, which will be released in October 2011.

Ms. Hill is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (B.A., 1977) and of the Yale University Law School (J.D., 1980).