Judith M. Conti
Federal Advocacy Coordinator, National Employment Law Project, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Williams College; J.D., William & Mary
Judy Conti serves as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator at the National Employment Law Project. In that capacity, she advances NELP’s priorities for low-income and unemployed...Continue Reading
Judy Conti serves as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator at the National Employment Law Project. In that capacity, she advances NELP’s priorities for low-income and unemployed workers in Congress, with administrative agencies, and Administration. Prior to joining NELP, Professor Conti was the co-founder and Executive Director of the D.C. Employment Justice Center, a non-profit organization devoted to securing, protecting and promotion workplace justice in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Under Professor Conti’s leadership, the EJC collected over $3 million in wrongfully withheld wages and benefits from workers, advocated for the passage of laws that dramatically reformed the DC unemployment and workers’ compensation programs, made it easier for people with criminal records to have those records sealed and/or expunged, and the EJC led a coalition of advocates to successfully design and pass the nation’s second paid sick leave law. For her work with the EJC, Professor Conti was recognized by the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C., Jobs with Justice, the American Bar Association, OMB Watch, the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, Williams College and was named the Attorney of the Year by the Washington Metropolitan Employment Lawyer’s Association. Professor Conti has also served as an adjunct professor at William and Mary Law School, George Washington University Law School, and Catholic University Law School. She began as a union-side attorney with the D.C. law firm of James and Hoffman in 1996, a position she held for 5 years. Professor Conti is a 1994 graduate of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, and a 1991 graduate of Williams College.