Overview Experience Intelligence Taylor E. Whitten Associate twhitten foley.com Download vCard Taylor E. Whitten is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team and the Labor & Employment Practice. Ms. Whitten was a summer associate with Foley in 2013. Prior to joining Foley, she was a PILI fellow for the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Ms. Whitten also served as student law clerk to both the Office of the Public Defender and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Ms. Whitten has worked as regional field director for Service Employees International Union. She managed a team of eight organizers in order to execute presidential and congressional campaigns across two counties. Before her legal career, Ms. Whitten was a research assistant at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she reviewed articles for the World Health Organization evidence-based meta-analysis research project. Publications Recently, Ms. Whitten authored the note, “Under the Guise of Reform: How Marijuana Possession is Exposing the Flaws in the Criminal Justice System’s Guarantee of a Jury Trial Right,” 99 Iowa L. Rev. 919 (2014). Education Ms. Whitten earned her law degree, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2014). While in law school, she earned a merit scholarship and completed more than 100 Boyd Service Hours. She served as senior articles editor for the Iowa Law Review. Ms. Whitten completed her master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MPH, 2014). She received an award to research human trafficking in Thailand during the summer of 2012. Ms. Whitten received her bachelor’s degree in science, technology & international affairs from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (B.S., cum laude, 2008). She was an editorial assistant for the Blue & Gray Newspaper. Ms. Whitten also interned with the International Crisis Group and International Rescue Committee. Affiliations Ms. Whitten serves as fellow representative to the Public Interest Law Initiative’s Alumni Leadership Council. Admissions Ms. Whitten is admitted to practice in Illinois.