Terri Gerstein

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Areas of expertise
Workers’ rights • Workplace law enforcement

Terri Gerstein is the Director of Labor Initiative at NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She previously founded and led the State and Local Enforcement Project at the Harvard Center for Labor and a Just Economy and was a Senior Fellow at EPI. Before that, she was the Labor Bureau Chief in the New York State Attorney General’s Office and a deputy commissioner in the New York State Department of Labor. Before her government service, Gerstein was a nonprofit lawyer in Miami, Florida, representing immigrant workers. Her writing on workers’ rights issues has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The American Prospect, NBC News THINK, Teen Vogue, and more. She is a member of the American Law Institute and is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

A.B., Harvard College
J.D., Harvard Law School