Co-founder & Director
Region: Global Leadership and Management
Katie is the Co-Founder and Director of EarthRights International, based in Washington DC. She is a graduate of Colgate University and the University of Virginia School of Law, where she received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Human Rights and Public Service. She is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Massachusetts State Bar. She has served as counsel to plaintiffs in ERI’s various lawsuits including the landmark case Doe v. Unocal. Katie received an Echoing Green Fellowship in 1995 to establish ERI, and since that time has split her time between ERI’s Asia and US offices. In addition to working on ERI’s litigation and teaching at the EarthRights Schools, Katie serves as an adjunct professor of law at both UVA and the Washington College of Law at American University, and also on the Boards of the Bank Information Center (BIC), the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), and United4Iran. She has published on various issues associated with human rights and corporate accountability. In 2006, she was selected as an Ashoka Global Fellow. Katie has been profiled in a variety of media including the books Be Bold and Your America: Democracy’s Local Heroes, and the award-winning documentary film Total Denial.