Founder of Collective Legal Services
1993 Global Fellow
Katya Komisaruk works at the Just Cause Law Collective, a nonprofit Oakland, California, law firm that specializes in defending and advising protestors engaged in civil disobedience tactics. She is perhaps best known for her successful defense of hundreds of demonstrators arrested during the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. A Harvard-educated lawyer, Komisaruk can speak with authority on the repercussions of civil disobedience.