Hope Pordy has served as Girls Write Now’s general counsel since 2003, playing a vital role in GWN’s initial growth and advising on governance practices, human resources matters and other legal issues arising from the expansion of its programming. Hope is a Partner at the labor and employment law firm of Spivak Lipton LLP. Her practice areas include labor law, discrimination, wage and hour violations, and other unlawful employment actions. Many of her clients are in the entertainment industry and she also advises arts-related non-profit organizations. Hope has participated in various after-school programs as a mentor and tutor for at-risk teens.