Judith Mary Conti
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Judy Conti serves as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator at the National Employment Law Project. In that capacity, she advances NELP’s priority for low-income and unemployed workers in Congress and the Administration. During her tenure at NELP, Judy has led numerous successful campaigns to reauthorize the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, is leading the lobbying effort to raise the federal minimum wage, and participates in lobbying and advocacy around issues ranging from Trade Adjustment Assistance, to removing unfair barriers to employment for people with criminal records, to better enforcing our nation’s wage and hour laws. Judy has testified before Congress on issues involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and Unemployment Insurance, has spoken at conferences and on panels on the full range of NELP’s issues, and is a frequent print, radio and TV media commentator. Prior to joining NELP, Judy was the co-founder and Executive Director of the D.C. Employment Justice Center, a non-profit organization devoted to securing, protecting and promoting workplace justice in the D.C. Metropolitan area. She began her practice of law as a union-side attorney with the D.C. law firm of James and Hoffman in 1996, a position she held for 5 years.