Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

NLG President

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan  is a human rights lawyer who works on the intersection of racial and gender justice in both domestic and international contexts.  She has advocated before international and regional human rights bodies on issues including sexual violence in armed conflict, femicide, reproductive rights violations, hate crimes, as well as human rights violations in Vieques, Puerto Rico.  As Associate Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a national civil rights organization, she works with low-wage Latina immigrant workers seeking workplace justice and fair labor conditions and addresses the discriminatory targeting of Latinos in the criminal justice system. 

Natasha clerked for the Hon. Ronald L. Ellis in the Southern District of New York and previously worked at the Center for Reproductive Rights. She graduated from CUNY School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the CUNY Law Review, and also holds a M.P.A. from New York University.  In addition to serving as President of the National Lawyers Guild, she co-chairs the NLG Subcommittee on Puerto Rico. Natasha has authored several articles on gender and human rights.