As in-house legal departments around the country work to digest the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., Lori Windham, one of the lead attorneys behind Hobby Lobby, may be ready for a well-deserved break.
“This is a landmark decision for religious freedom. The Supreme Court recognized that Americans do not lose their religious freedom when they run a family business,” said Windham, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and counsel for Hobby Lobby in this case, in a statement.
Windham has been with the Becket Fund, a non-profit, public-interest legal and educational institute with a mission to protect the free expression of all faiths, for seven years. She has extensive litigation experience, representing a variety of religious groups at every level from the district courts to the Supreme Court. Her clients have included Amish builders, a Santeria priest, Evangelical churches and public school districts. Her work has included cases under the Free Exercise Clause, Establishment Clause, RFRA, RLUIPA and state religious freedom laws.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Windham earned her B.A. summa cum laude at Abilene Christian University.