Emily Zuckerman leads Catalyst’s legal affairs, directing the organization’s contract, employment, intellectual property, governance, and other legal matters in six countries. She also leads Catalyst’s efforts to establish entities in new global locations. Dr. Zuckerman is a member of Catalyst’s Work-life Effectiveness Issue Specialty Team; served as one of the content creators for the edX MOOC, Inclusive Leadership Training: Effective Communication; and served for two years on the Catalyst Award Evaluation Committee.
Outside of Catalyst, Dr. Zuckerman serves on the Consortium for Advancing Women Lawyers and the Work and Family Researchers Network’s (WFRN) Committee to Connect Research, Policy and Practice. She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Texas, and the District of Columbia.
Prior to joining Catalyst in 2012, Dr. Zuckerman practiced labor and employment law for almost 15 years and taught undergraduate courses in legal and U.S. history. She earned a PhD in women’s, labor, legal, and modern U.S. history from Rutgers University, a JD cum laude from George Washington University, and a BA with honors in History from Northwestern University. Dr. Zuckerman has written extensively on the history of social movements, civil rights policy, second-wave feminism, discrimination, and work-life balance, including in essay collections with the University Press of Kentucky and University of Illinois Press. She has presented to business and academic audiences on women’s workplace and work-family issues, including the North American Labor History Conference and American Society for Legal History. Dr. Zuckerman has received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Schlesinger Library and the Organization of American Historians.