Jennifer Rosenbaum is the Founding Legal and Policy Director of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) and the National Guestworker Alliance (NGA), both based in New Orleans. Her work focuses on the intersection of workers’ rights, civil rights, immigration, and constitutional law. Ms. Rosenbaum provides legal support to workers organizing across race and industry and litigates impact employment and civil rights claims on behalf of workers, many of whom are guestworkers from other countries. She has worked with grassroots labor and community leaders to expose rampant labor trafficking and involuntary servitude within the guestworker program, to defend against retaliation, criminalization, and immigration enforcement actions on day labor corners, and to stand against corruption and discriminatory policies that block access to housing, fairness and safety in evacuations, and the right to return. Ms. Rosenbaum is also adjunct lecturer in immigration law at Tulane Law School.
Previously, Ms. Rosenbaum served as a staff attorney at the Immigrant Justice Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center and as a Skadden Fellow at Southern Migrant Legal Services, a project of Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. Ms. Rosenbaum is the 2007 recipient of Harvard Law School’s Gary Bellow Public Service Award and the 2005 recipient of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services’ Riney Green Award. Ms. Rosenbaum also clerked for the Honorable Thomas A Wiseman, US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
- The Freedom Network
- Visas, Inc. by Global Workers Justice Alliance
- Florrie Burke, Freedom Network
- Martina E. Vandenberg, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center