Emily Zuckerman leads Catalyst’s legal affairs, directing the organization on contract, employment, intellectual property, governance, and other legal matters in all countries. She also leads Catalyst’s efforts to establish entities in new global locations, and serves on Catalyst’s Award Evaluation Committee and Work-Life Issue Specialty Team.
Prior to joining Catalyst in 2012, Dr. Zuckerman practiced labor and employment law for almost 15 years and earned a PhD in women’s, labor, legal, and modern U.S. history from Rutgers University, where she taught courses in legal and U.S. history. 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.
Dr. Zuckerman currently serves on the Work and Family Researchers Network’s Committee to Connect Research, Policy and Practice. She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Texas, and the District of Columbia. She earned a PhD in History from Rutgers University, a JD cum laude from George Washington University, and a BA with honors in History from Northwestern University.