Emma Ketteringham

Emma is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. Upon graduation, she clerked first in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine and then at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Emma started at The Bronx Defenders as a criminal defense attorney and is now the Managing Director of the Family Defense Practice. In this role, she supervises attorneys, social workers and parent advocates who represent parents accused of child abuse and neglect and are facing possible termination of parental rights. Emma also participates in numerous court-based and independent coalitions to develop pro-family policies and practices in New York City, including a committee devoted to reducing racial disproportionality in foster care. Prior to joining The Bronx Defenders, Emma worked as the Director of Legal Advocacy for National Advocates for Pregnant Women where she was counsel and strategist on criminal and civil child welfare cases at the intersection of the wars on women and drugs. She has also worked as a litigation associate at Lansner and Kubitschek, where she represented parents and children in civil rights actions in state and federal court, and at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she worked on complex civil litigation. Emma holds a B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College.