Barbara J. Chisholm is a partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP. She joined the firm in 2002. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Howard University School of Law, where she was the Submissions and Symposium Editor of the Howard Law Journal. She served as a law clerk to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She also worked in the Russian Far East for five years, where she was the founder and director of the Russian Far East branch of ISAR, an organization working on environmental and human rights issues in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Ms. Chisholm is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Pacific Environment and the Program Co-Chair for the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. She previously served on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the California State Bar, and on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel.
She was a CLAY award winner in 2013 for Voter Rights based on her involvement in the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless v. Husted case