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What I Do
I’m a seasoned attorney, policy advisor, and communications specialist, providing legal counsel, policy guidance and analysis, and communications expertise internationally across the public, private and social sectors for over 15 years.
As an experienced employment discrimination & labor law attorney, I provide legal counsel to clients ranging from government agencies to private citizens.
I advise political campaigns, governments, organizations, and private businesses in the areas of communications, disability rights, American-Israeli relations, and social justice.
As a communications specialist, I provide communications consulting services, including press relations, strategic, crisis, & lobbying communications plans, social justice campaigns, Hollywood diversity initiatives, publication writing, and public speaking.
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My Publications & Presentations
I have been published over 30 times in over 10 publications worldwide, as well as given dozens of seminars, public speeches, and presentations to audiences, large and small, around the world. Click below to see examples of some of my work.
“Ariella Barker is an extremely bright and determined advocate, who is well educated, talented, determined and  ranks [among] the national leaders … in public life.”
Jennifer Laszlo-Mizrahi, President of RespectAbility
I am the child of an immigrant and a single mother, a dual American-Israeli citizen, and a first-generation college graduate. I was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of three and lost the ability to walk at the age of eleven. Despite these challenges, I obtained my BBA from Emory University in 2002 on a near full merit scholarship from the Bank of America, my JD from Emory University in 2005 as a Willard DeWitt scholar, and, this May, I graduated with an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, where I was a John F. Kennedy Fellow with a full merit scholarship.
I have worked internationally as an attorney, a communications specialist, and a policy advisor across the public, private, and social sectors, advising Hollywood producers, including Netflix, governments, ambassadors, politicians, and political campaigns, including, most recently, three presidential candidates in 2020.
I carried the 1996 Paralympic Torch, modeled for Permobil, held the Ms. Wheelchair NC 2014 title, was named one of Israel’s most eligible bachelorettes in 2011, and have been the subject of several documentaries and news articles.