B.J. Chisholm is the Deputy Managing Partner of Altshuler Berzon LLP. Her practice consists primarily of complex civil litigation and public policy and impact litigation on behalf of labor unions, workers, public entities, and environmental organizations, among others. She has briefed and argued numerous cases in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. In addition to litigation, she represents unions and nonprofits engaged in social justice campaigns, represents unions in contract negotiations and arbitrations, and assists clients working throughout the country on issues concerning legislation, ballot measures and election law.
B.J. is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Pacific Environment and a member of the Board of Governors of Public Advocates. She is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Labor and Employment Committee. B.J. previously served on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the California State Bar, on the Board of the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and the Board of Directors of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel.
B.J. was named a “California Lawyer of the Year” by California Lawyer Magazine in 2013 for her work in an Ohio voting rights case.
Prior to law school, B.J. worked in the Russian Far East for five years, where she was the founder and director of the Russian Far East branch of ISAR, an organization working on environmental and human rights issues. B.J. is a fluent Russian speaker and enjoys playing music with her children, kayaking, and reading mystery novels.