Ann O’Leary

Ann O‚ÄôLeary, former legislative director for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is currently the chief expert on the organization and financing of the US health care system at Berkeley Law. She is also director of the Children and Families program at The Center for the Next Generation and a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress. Previously, O’Leary served as executive director of the Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security Program at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy; a deputy city attorney for the City of San Francisco; a law clerk to U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John T. Noonan, Jr.; and from 2001 to 2003 as legislative director for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Prior to that, O’Leary served in a number of positions in the Clinton Administration, including as special assistant to the President in the Domestic Policy Council, policy advisor to the First Lady, and senior policy advisor to the Secretary of Education. She sits on the board of the East Bay Community Law Center. O’Leary previously served on the Board of Public Advocates; as a volunteer policy advisor to the Hillary Clinton for President campaign on issues related to children and working families; and on the Obama-Biden Transition Team, where she advised the incoming Administration on early childhood education issues.