Co-Chief Executive Officer
Emma Lindsay is an international lawyer with 20 years of experience in The Hague, Geneva, and New York, specializing in international arbitration, public international law and international human rights law. Most recently, Ms. Lindsay was a partner at the New York office of law firm Withers, where she was head of the firm’s international arbitration and public international law practice, in addition to leading their global pro bono practice. Ms. Lindsay was a founding member of CFJ’s Board of Directors and has led pro bono teams working with CFJ over many years.
While in private practice, Emma acted as counsel in proceedings before US courts including the US Supreme Court and international courts and tribunals including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and various United Nations bodies. She also represented and advised governments, corporations, individuals and organizations on public international law. In addition to her work as counsel, Emma sat as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes.
Throughout her career, Emma has worked with educational and philanthropic organizations on international human rights law. Emma taught public international law and international criminal law at the New School University. She serves on the Board of Directors of Synchronicity Earth USA and previously served as chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Charter School of New York. She has worked with the Center for Reproductive Rights on strategic human rights litigation and advocacy in Africa, Latin America and the United States. She served on the Board of Directors of the Clooney Foundation for Justice since its inception and has led law firm pro bono teams working with CFJ’s TrialWatch and Docket programs, including on Ukraine and Venezuela. Emma graduated with a law degree from Oxford University and has an LLM in international law from New York University.
Emma Lindsay is an international lawyer with 20 years of experience in The Hague, Geneva, and New York, specializing in international arbitration, public international law and international human rights law.