Staff Attorney, Justice at Work Project
Katherine is a staff attorney with the Justice at Work Project, where she advises and represents clients regarding employment discrimination, wage and hour, and unemployment insurance matters. Katherine previously worked in NYLAG’s Storm Response Unit. Prior to joining NYLAG, she was the Occupy Wall Street Coordinator and the Women’s Equality Agenda Coordinator at the New York Civil Liberties Union. She was also a Fellow in the Civil Rights Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General, and represented clients at two primarily plaintiff-side employment law firms. Katherine received her law degree from University of California, Berkeley Law and her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Senior Staff Attorney, Justice at Work Project
Elissa started the Employment Law practice at NYLAG. She focuses on building relationships with community groups and the private bar; co-counseling a variety of employment cases and serving on the conference planning committee for the National Employment Lawyers Association’s New York Chapter. Elissa has developed a varied employment practice with a focus on wage and hour cases, criminal history discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act and/or pregnancy discrimination. Elissa is a graduate of the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.
Nina T. Martinez
Skadden Fellow, Employment Mediation Project/Justice at Work Project
Nina is a Skadden Fellow in NYLAG’s General Legal Services Unit. Her fellowship project aims to provide quality mediation services to low-income parties involved in employment-related disputes ranging from wage and hour issues, discrimination, and accommodations claims. Nina received her B.A. from University of Florida and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Nina taught first grade in Harlem as a Teach for America Corps Member and earned her M.S. in Elementary Education from Hunter College in 2012. Nina is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In law school, Nina worked as a law clerk at Make the Road New York, the Office of the General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the federal Department of Labor’s Regional Office of the Solicitor. Nina is licensed to practice law in New York.