Emma Caterine is a lawyer and writer with more than a decade of experience working within economic justice, feminist, LGBTQ, and racial justice movements. Her legal practice and writing focuses on consumer debt and financial regulation. She is a partner at the Law Office of Ahmad Keshavarz.

After graduating from the College of William & Mary, she worked with sex worker advocacy group Red Umbrella Project on the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution and the New York Human Trafficking Intervention Courts. She then worked for Sylvia Rivera Law Project doing advocacy and policy work around incarcerated trans and gender nonconforming people.


She enrolled in CUNY School of Law in the fall of 2015 and graduated spring of 2018. She has interned with:

  • New Economy Project
  • Dr. Jillian Weiss, P.C.
  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Enforcement
  • New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) in their Consumer Protection Unit.

She is a proud member of the Democratic Socialists of America. Her personal mission is to give the most marginalized people the tools to make a more equal and democratic world.