Worker Coop Legal Intensive

Event Details


This full-day session on worker cooperative legal topics is geared towards lawyers interested in representing worker cooperatives (though non-lawyers may attend). It will cover both basic and advanced legal topics. CLE credits provided (suitable for newly-admitted attorneys).

Morning

This half-day session on worker cooperative legal topics is geared towards lawyers interested in representing worker cooperatives (though non-lawyers may attend). It will cover basic legal topics such as entity formation, governance, ethics, and lawyer-developer best practices. CLE credits provided (suitable for newly-admitted attorneys).

Afternoon

This half-day session on worker cooperative legal topics is geared towards lawyers interested in representing worker cooperatives (though non-lawyers may attend). It will cover advanced legal topics such as cooperative conversions, union cooperative model legal issues, and representing immigrant worker cooperatives. CLE credits provided (suitable for newly-admitted attorneys).

Speakers

  • Charlotte Tsui

    Charlotte Tsui

    Charlotte Tsui is a Staff Attorney and Skadden Fellow with Sustainable Economies Law Center, where her work is focused on cultivating opportunities for worker-led business ownership as a means of building the economic resilience of immigrant communities. Her interest in issues of development, inequality, and poverty stem in large part from her experiences growing up in the Philippines and as a first-generation immigrant to the United States. Prior to turning to the law, Charlotte was a management consultant in Washington, D.C., providing strategic advice to healthcare organizations and grassroots nonprofit organizations. Charlotte earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and her J.D. from American University, where she was a Public Interest Public Service Scholar.
  • Gowri Krishna
  • Maggie Marron

    Maggie Marron

    Maggie is a staff attorney at the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center, in the Technical Assistance & Capacity-Building practice, where she provides transactional legal services to worker cooperatives. Maggie earned her B.A. in Urban Studies from Barnard College in 2009, and her J.D. from NYU Law in 2015.
  • Rodrigo Bacus

    Rodrigo Bacus

    Rodrigo is a legal worker for the people in the Technical Assistance & Capacity Building practice of the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center. Prior to CDP, Rodrigo did research with UNITE HERE on the lived experiences and workplace conditions of migrant workers in the hospitality industry. Rodrigo graduated from Fordham Law School and was a Stein Scholar and the Public Service Valedictorian. Rodrigo also spent time in Fordham Law as a Crowley Scholar, in the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, to investigate the conditions of Burmese refugees in Thailand’s border. Rodrigo spends the rest of the time involved in and actively supporting the movements of directly impacted people
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