B.A., Northwestern University
J.D., Cornell Law School
Professor Evelyn M. Tenenbaum is a graduate of Northwestern University and Cornell Law School. She served in the Attorney General's office as a Section Chief and Assistant Solicitor General and was a consultant to the New York State Department of Health. Specializing in health law, she is currently also a Professor of Bioethics at Albany Medical College and has published widely in the areas of health law, bioethics and civil rights.
Professor Tenenbaum has extensive experience handling and supervising health care litigation. She has successfully handled dozens of cases in the federal and state courts, both at the trial level and on appeal. Her high-profile health policy cases cover areas including mandatory testing for AIDS, guidelines for office-based surgery, state sick-leave policies, the constitutionality of closing bathhouses, and reproductive policies at Catholic hospitals. She was the lead attorney in a class action involving the Social Security Administration's over-reliance on the treadmill exercise test and won class-wide relief entitling class members to disability benefits totaling more than $65 million and saving New York's state and local governments approximately $11 million per year.
Professor Tenenbaum has also handled and supervised dozens of civil rights cases. Her high-profile civil rights cases include a landmark decision upholding the constitutionality of applying the State Labor Relations Act to lay teachers at Catholic Schools.
She serves on the Ethics Review Committee at Albany Medical Center and is the faculty advisor to the law school's Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Moot Court Competition.