Katie R. Beran, Esq.

Katie Beran currently serves as a federal Law Clerk for the Honorable Gerald Austin McHugh in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she is heavily involved in the Supervision to Aid Reentry ("STAR") Program.  Katie also works as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law in the Federal Reentry Court Clinic, which involves the supervision of legal interns from all area law schools as well as co-teaching a seminar course on reentry.  After the end of her term clerkship in September 2016, Katie will be joining the Philadelphia office of Hausfeld LLP, a global claimants firm, where she looks forward to practicing impact litigation.

Katie previously worked as a litigation associate at Cozen O'Connor, where she practiced commercial litigation, health law, and family law, and was involved in a broad array of pro bono work, including civil rights, animal welfare, and criminal defense.  Katie received her J.D. in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  While at Penn, Katie was a Legal Writing Instructor, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change, and a Teaching Assistant for a course in Crimmigration (the intersection of criminal law and immigration law, a specialty field).  She also co-founded and served as the managing director of the Civil Rights Law Project, and served as the Director of the Feminist Working Group.  Katie earned her bachelor's degree in sociology and multi-ethnic studies from American University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the University Honors Program.

Katie grew up locally in South Jersey and attended Habonim Dror's Camp Galil.  Her Habonim Dror experience culminated in a year in Israel on Habonim Dror's Workshop program from 2004-2005.