Marlene Trestman is the author of Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin.
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With exhaustive research and engaging prose — uniquely informed by the intersecting lives of author and subject — Trestman’s Fair Labor Lawyer recounts Margolin’s thrilling and inspirational journey from New Orleans Jewish Orphans Home through the New Deal to the nation’s highest courts, where she shepherded the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963. An elegant and tireless champion of wage and hour rights for American workers, Margolin opened doors for women, one courtroom at a time.
Marlene is an award winning author and is working on her second book.