West Virginia University

Anne Marie Lofaso

Anne Marie Lofaso is an Associate Professor at the West Virginia University College of Law, where she teaches courses in Labor Law, Employment Law, and Law and Socioeconomics. Prof. Lofaso is faculty adviser to several student organizations including the Moot Court Board; WVU?s trial advocacy team for the ABA Labor and Employment Law competition; and Students Organized and United for Labor, an organization dedicated to educating people about the rights of workers. In addition to her role as Faculty Advisor for the Law Review?s Coal Mine Symposium, she is also currently serving as the Symposium Adviser for Labor Law for the WVU Sports Law Symposium, ?Reversing Field: Examining Commercialization, Labor and Race in 21st Century Sports Law.?

Prof. Lofaso began her career as an attorney for the New York law firm, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, where she practiced in the Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Department. From private practice, she moved to the National Labor Relations Board, a federal agency, where she spent ten years litigating cases before the United States Courts of Appeals and advising the Office of the Solicitor General on labor-related issues in cases where the United States filed amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. As an NLRB attorney, she argued and briefed dozens of cases before several courts of appeal. She is a member of the New York State Bar, the United States Supreme Court Bar and the bar of several circuit courts, including the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits. She is also the Co-Chair for Special Projects for the Appellate Practice Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, a Senior Editor for the ABA?s international labor treatise, and a contributing editor for the ABA?s Developing Labor Law treatise.

Professor Lofaso holds an A.B. from Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude; a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as an editor for the labor law journal and won two prizes for papers written on comparative labor and employment law; and a D.Phil. from Oxford, where, as a Fulbright Scholar, she wrote a dissertation about the American, British, and European legal responses to mass economic dismissals. While working toward her doctorate, Prof. Lofaso clerked for the Honorable James L. Oakes, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prof. Lofaso is the author of several papers, mostly relating to labor or employment law. Her most recent article, ?Toward A Foundational Theory of Workers? Rights: The Autonomous Dignified Worker,? is being published this month in the University of Missouri Kansas City Law Review.

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