Barbi S. Appelquist is Of Counsel at the Los Angeles entertainment law firm Cohen Gardner LLP with a focus on government affairs and social enterprises. She serves on various nonprofit boards emphasizing gender equality and political participation, including Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (Chair of Advisory Board), Hilary for America (Co-Director of Veterans and Military Families for Hilary), UN Women #TeamHeForShe (Co-Founder & Co-Chair), Santa Monica Child Care and Early Education Task Force (Co-Chair), National Women’s Political Caucus, and Santa Monica Democratic Club.
Ms. Appelquist is a delegate to the California Democratic Party, a Political Partner of the Truman National Security Project, and a former candidate for California State Senate, District 26.
She is an alumna of Barnard College, UC Hastings College of the Law, and Pepperdine School of Public Policy. Ms. Appelquist is also a regular contributor to Huffington Post and has been published in the UC Hastings International and Comparative Law Review and Pepperdine Policy Review.