Mimi McKenzie joined the Law Center in January 2017 as the first Legal Director. Ms. McKenzie oversees the Law Center’s legal work, including litigation and advocacy. Ms. McKenzie has also taken a leading role in litigation relating to voting, working on a lawsuit to ensure accountability in Philadelphia elections and also our lawsuit to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.
Ms. McKenzie began her law career at Dechert LLP where she practiced civil litigation in a variety of areas including securities, commercial, first amendment, and employment discrimination. She also worked as an in-house Labor and Employment Counsel for Verizon. Immediately preceding her position at the Law Center, Ms. McKenzie was a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and also worked as an independent legal consultant.
Ms. McKenzie is involved with numerous community organizations, including the School Committee of Germantown Friends School and the Board of Directors of Cliveden of the National Trust. She regularly volunteers with Pennsylvania Voter Protection. Ms. McKenzie graduated cum laude from University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. She holds a B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Delaware.