Shelly Rosenfeld is the Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center’s Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC). As Director, Ms. Rosenfeld provides legal services through the CLRC’s national telephone assistance line to people with cancer-related legal issues, counseling cancer patients, health care professionals, and caregivers. Ms. Rosenfeld’s close to twenty legal articles have been featured in a variety of legal publications, including Prevention, Conquer: The Patient Voice, Cancer Today, Coping With Cancer magazine, Cancer Wellness magazine, and Cure magazine. In addition, Ms. Rosenfeld has spoken on the following podcasts: Money Rehab, CureTalks, Becker’s Women’s Leadership, and Patients Rising. Ms. Rosenfeld participates in the Orange County Cancer Coalition, volunteers as a Legislative Ambassador of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, and serves as Board Member of the Cancer Free Generation, the young professionals division of the Tower Cancer Research Foundation. Ms. Rosenfeld was selected as a recipient of the 40 Under 40 in Cancer Award, an award to recognize the nation’s most promising young oncology professionals and celebrate their contributions to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
Prior to this position, Ms. Rosenfeld worked as an in-house entertainment counsel at a production company and a studio, as an associate attorney at a large law firm, and as a prosecutor for misdemeanor cases in Los Angeles. Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Rosenfeld worked as a television anchor and reporter for an NBC affiliate in Arizona. She won a 2006 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for Spot News Coverage and a 2005 Arizona Associated Press Award.
Ms. Rosenfeld earned an LL.M. at UCLA Law School, a JD at UC Hastings College of the Law, a Masters Degree at Northwestern University, and a BA at UC Berkeley. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of New York, and the District of Columbia Bar.