Avery brings to Engage twenty years of experience in strategic advocacy including state and federal policy advocacy as well as social justice and impact litigation. At the Center for a Sustainable Economy, in Washington, DC, Avery worked on energy policy at the state and federal level with a particular focus on dialogue between labor and environmental groups. Avery also analyzed the energy savings impacts of President Clinton’s Climate Change Tax Incentives and advocated for their passage. While at the Beldon Fund, Avery advanced the Fund’s mission to create political power through strategic state-based advocacy and alliances between health and environmental communities.
Avery sharpened her elbows at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP, a top litigation firm in New York, litigating complex commercial disputes involving a wide range of antitrust, contract, intellectual property and tort claims. She has since built an impact litigation practice to reduce mass incarceration. Avery also worked with the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and with the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where she helped craft a multi-state greenhouse gas litigation strategy. Avery holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Skidmore College.