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Empire Justice Memo of Support: Give Workers the Necessary Tools to Fight Against Wage Theft and Collect Stolen Wages

Wage theft is rampant in New York, as exploitative employers too often hide or transf...

Elizabeth Koo

Workers' Rights Attorney

Telesca Center for Justice
One West Main Street, Suite 200
Rochester, NY  14614

p: (585) 295-5728 f: 585-454-4019

Elizabeth Koo received her J.D. from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law where she was a Graduate Fellow.  While at CUNY, Elizabeth represented immigrant workers in wage theft cases and CUNY undergraduates in contested public benefits hearings as a student attorney with CUNY Law's Workers' Rights Clinic and Economic Justice Project.  During law school, Elizabeth also worked with the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights, Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice and Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project.  Prior to law school, Elizabeth was a community organizer and program associate with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.  Elizabeth received her B.A. from Barnard College.

Elizabeth's fellowship project focused on providing direct legal representation to workers in wage theft cases and other employment matters, engaging in policy advocacy work to improve labor laws, and conducting community outreach and education in support of workers and workers' centers.

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