Steven M. Freeman

Civil Rights
Steven M. Freeman

As Vice President of Civil Rights and Director of Legal Affairs, Steve Freeman provides direction and oversight for ADL’s work on core civil rights equities, including countering anti-Semitism and hate, fighting bigotry and discrimination, safeguarding religious freedom and the separation of church and state, and promoting immigrant and refugee rights.

Steve joined ADL as Assistant Director of Legal Affairs in 1985, and over three decades he has coordinated the preparation of more than 300 amicus curiae briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court and various appellate courts across the country. Prior to joining ADL, Steve served as the Director of Special Projects for the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry and as a staff attorney at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First).

Steve is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School.