Terri Gerstein is the Director of the Project on State and Local Enforcement at the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program and a Senior Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute. She was recently an Open Society Foundations Leadership in Government Fellow. Previously, she worked for over 17 years enforcing labor laws in New York State, including as the Labor Bureau Chief for the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and as a Deputy Commissioner in the New York State Department of Labor. Before her government service, Terri was a nonprofit lawyer in Miami, Florida, where she represented immigrant workers and also co-hosted a Spanish language radio show on workers’ rights.
Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Nation, The Guardian, The Hill, The American Prospect, The National Law Journal, Route Fifty, and the Daily News, among others. She has also appeared on Democracy Now, Univision and Telemundo. She’s a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and lives in Brooklyn, New York.