Our Exceptional New Talent

Our commitment to securing justice and providing the best representation possible is reflected in a commitment to diversity within our own firm. A passion for social justice unites our team: We all work to use the power of law to help create and enforce a more just society.

Sanford Heisler Sharp Welcomes Our Newest Employees

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Paul Blankenstein

Partner, DC Office

“After spending three decades in private practice on the defense side, I am looking forward to being on the other side of the ‘v.’, and have much to contribute to plaintiffs’ pursuit of justice."

Meet Paul
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Emily Linehan

Associate, Nashville Office

“I chose to work for Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP because I am committed to pursuing social justice, and I wanted to be part of a team that is both rich in talent and deep in principle.”

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Ryan Cooper

Associate, DC Office

"Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP fosters a wonderful sense of community and purpose among its employees. I couldn’t think of a more supportive place to advance my legal career.”

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Carolin Guentert

Associate, NY Office

"I joined Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP for the same reasons I became a lawyer: to protect civil rights and advocate for social justice. I am extremely proud to continue this work as part of such a talented, dedicated team."

Meet Carolin
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Conor Ahern

Associate, DC Office

“Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP does some of the most innovative, effective, and zealous legal work in the employment law context. I joined the firm to continue to fight for the rights of workers and to hold employers accountable for their abuses.”

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Rob Van Someren Greve

Associate, DC Office

"Between the fantastic team and the incredible opportunities for gaining experience Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP provides to new attorneys, I cannot think of a better place to work as a socially conscious lawyer.”

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Jonathan Tepe

Associate, Nashville Office

“I chose to work for Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP so that I could help effect positive change by litigating public interest and social justice cases while working alongside all of the incredibly smart and passionate attorneys at the Firm.”

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Shaun Rosenthal

Associate, DC Office

“I always intended to work for a firm that amplifies voices of the oppressed and attempts to make the world a better place. Working on matters ranging from employment discrimination to whistleblower actions, I feel like I am making a difference every day.”

Meet Shaun
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Austin Webbert

Litigation Fellow, Baltimore Office

“I became a lawyer to fight for basic human rights and to hold the powerful to account. I joined Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP because no law firm is as dedicated and fearless in serving these ends for its clients.”

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Whittney Barth

Litigation Fellow, Baltimore Office

“I’m thrilled to be part of a distinguished team of legal professionals dedicated to fighting for civil rights and for the common good. As I begin my legal career, I’m grateful for the unique opportunity to meaningfully participate in all aspects of litigation.”

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Hannah Matsunaga

Hannah Matsunaga

Litigation Fellow, SF Office

"I went to law school to make a difference in people’s lives, and I am excited to begin my career at a law firm that does just that."

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Anneke Dunbar-Gronke

Litigation Fellow, DC and MD Offices

“I came to Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP because I wanted to work with people who shared my belief that the highest uses of the law are for positive social change and combatting injustice. I am confident that the rigor and commitment of the compassionate team here will offer an incomparable foundation for me as a new attorney committed to social justice.”

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Veronica Saltzman

Litigation Fellow, DC Office

“I chose Sanford Heisler Sharp because I wanted real responsibility as a young lawyer. Sanford promises fantastic public interest litigation experience right out of law school.”

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Lucy Zhou

Litigation Fellow, Baltimore Office

"I chose to join Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP because I am dedicated to using my law degree to promote racial and economic justice. I am honored to join a talented team committed to the same causes."

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Anita Youngkin

Anita Youngkin

Senior HR Director

"The heart of my role is to provide HR expertise and support so that this amazing group of people may continue their successful fight for civil and human rights."

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