Alesdair H. Ittelson is interACT’s Law & Policy Director. Alesdair pushes boundaries to combat oppression on behalf of underserved communities through innovative—and effective—advocacy strategies, such as the nation’s first consumer fraud lawsuit against a “conversion therapy” business, policy campaigns to protect the bodily integrity of intersex youth, and direct legal representation of individuals who expand our conceptions of sex and gender and who have experienced discrimination in institutional settings such as schools, hospitals, and juvenile justice facilities. Alesdair has worked with a wide variety of entities including governments, universities, and health care organizations on reducing liability and ensuring the well being of all youth populations.
Prior to joining interACT, Alesdair was the recipient of a Skadden Fellowship and worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. Alesdair received their undergraduate degree with highest honors from Brandeis University and their law degree from the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where Alesdair was a member of the California Law Review. Alesdair’s final year was spent as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School where he received a Dean’s Scholar Prize for his work in Disability and the Law.