Minouche Kandel is a Senior Staff Attorney in the LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California. Current areas of focus are sex work decriminalization, the family regulation system, and pregnancy/lactation accommodations in the workplace. Minouche was previously the Women’s Policy Director at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women (DOSW), where she helped to coordinate San Francisco’s response to domestic violence and human trafficking. Prior to working at DOSW, Minouche worked in the area of domestic violence for over twenty years, most of that time as a staff attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid, where she represented survivors of intimate partner violence in family law cases. Minouche is a recipient of the 2008 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (Public Interest Law category) and the Daily Journal’s 2009 Top 100 Lawyers in California. Minouche got her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.