Kathleen (Kat) Dunnigan, Senior Staff Attorney, joined NAD March 2008. Prior to joining NAD she has worked for the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division defending children in both child welfare and juvenile delinquent proceedings. She was also a staff attorney at the Center for Appellate Litigation representing indigent defendants and a public policy advocate at the Center for HIV Law and Policy. For many years, Kat litigated employment discrimination and civil rights claims representing only employees. She has been involved in many New Jersey employment cases on behalf of workers before the New Jersey Supreme Court, New Jersey Appellate Division and at the trial level. She also submitted an amicus curie brief on behalf of NELA-NJ before the New Jersey Supreme Court. Kathleen Dunnigan graduated from S.U.N.Y. Maritime College with a degree in Engineering and as an officer in the United States Merchant Marines in 1993 and NYU Law School in 1999.