Geron Gadd is a Senior Attorney at AARP Foundation Litigation specializing in systemic litigation seeking to protect the rights of older adults with disabilities, those isolated and neglected in congregate care settings, and those affected by unscrupulous commercial practices. Geron began her legal career in New York, where she represented corporate clients in intellectual property, securities, and related commercial disputes, and in Florida, where she represented corporate clients in commercial and construction disputes. In 2011, Geron returned to Alabama, from which her family hails, to focus on public-interest litigation on behalf of people with disabilities and in an array of civil rights matters. Prior to joining AARP Foundation, Geron served as Legal Director of the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program, the state’s protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities. While in Alabama, she served as lead class counsel in Hunter, et al. v. Beshear, 2:16-cv-798 (M.D. Ala.), a class action resulting in a consent decree requiring the Alabama Department of Mental Health to timely provide court-ordered psychiatric services. Geron earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Methodist University, a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a law degree from Harvard Law School.
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