Alexandra K Finucane
Legal and Government Affairs for the Epilepsy Foundation
Alexandra (Sandy) K. Finucane is Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs for the Epilepsy Foundation, where she serves as legal counsel in addition to overseeing all advocacy activities, including government relations and legal advocacy. She has been an employee of the foundation for 15 years, concentrating on the promotion of the legal and civil rights of people with seizures. She developed the foundation's legal rights information clearinghouse; published several versions of its Legal Rights Book, including a database of all Federal and State laws affecting people with epilepsy; and has written and filed numerous amicus curiae briefs in the courts promoting the interests of people with epilepsy. Prior to her career with the foundation, she served as an investigator assisting lawyers representing people subject to involuntary civil commitment. She also worked for the National Council of Senior Citizens on rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Trade Commission and wrote Supreme Court case reviews for a legal journal. Ms. Finucane received her law degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and her undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; she is a member of the D.C. Bar, the Maryland Bar, the Federal District Court, the 9th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.