Ady Barkan

Staff Attorney at the Center for Popular Democracy
Ady provides support for CPD’s economic justice and voting rights campaigns, working with advocates to design policy solutions and cutting-edge state and local legislation. He also helps coordinate CPD’s efforts to foster strong collaborative relationships between community organizations and local municipal elected officials through Local Progress, the national municipal policy network that CPD helped to found in 2012. Before joining CPD, Ady was a law clerk to the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin in the Southern District of New York. Prior to that he was a Liman Fellow with Make the Road New York, where he represented low-wage workers seeking to recover unpaid wages, engage in collective action, and obtain safe and dignified working conditions. He also helped design policy proposals to enhance the quality of low-wage jobs in New York City including the right to paid sick days, regulation of major retailers, and unionization of the car wash industry. He graduated from Yale Law School and Columbia College, cum laude.