Maddy Dwertman is a litigation associate at Baker Botts LLP where they represent clients at the trial and appellate level in a broad range of complex litigation matters. They also maintain a pro bono practice focused primarily on the representation of transgender asylum seekers in immigration court proceedings. Maddy is an active member of their firm’s LGBTQ affinity group, the former vice-chair of the Austin LGBT Bar Association, and a current board member of the National Transgender Bar Association, Texas Pride Impact Fund, and the LGBT Law Section of the Texas State Bar Association. Maddy holds a B.A. in Africana Studies and American Civilization from Brown University and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 2014. Prior to law school, they worked with queer communities as an educator and organizer at various nonprofits in Baltimore City.