Suzanne Beecher serves as legal counsel for the Center for Conscience Initiatives at Alliance Defending Freedom.
Prior to joining ADF, Beecher was the director of student programs at the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America, where she coordinated programs relating to human rights, Catholic social teaching, and civic engagement.
Beecher has also served as a civil rights analyst for the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her responsibilities included engaging with stakeholders to analyze their discrimination claims, providing training to students in the medical field on legal protections for conscience and religion, and drafting responses to comments on proposed rules.
Before serving at HHS, Beecher was associate counsel at First Liberty Institute. In this position, she represented the organization at religious liberty meetings and events, performed legal research and writing, and assisted in preparing educational materials on the legal status of religious liberty in different arenas.
Beecher received a Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Baylor University. She is admitted to the state bar of California.