Emily Zuckerman leads Catalyst’s legal affairs, directing the organization’s contract, employment, intellectual property, governance, and other legal matters globally. She also leads Catalyst’s efforts to establish entities in new global locations. Emily is a member of the Catalyst Award Evaluation Committee; Work-life Effectiveness Issue Specialty Team; and Sexual Harassment Action Team; and served as a content creator for the edX MOOC, Inclusive Leadership Training: Effective Communication.
Outside of Catalyst, Emily 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, Emily 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. Emily 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-life issues, including the Association of Corporate Counsel’s NYC Women’s Group and the American Society for Legal History.