Movement lawyer and worker leader
(Bar admission pending)
Heather L. Ramírez joined the firm in 2023. Combining her passions for social justice and community organizing she is a movement lawyer most interested in the intersection of immigration and workers’ rights. She seeks to be a resource to and work alongside marginalized communities in their fight for justice.
For over 15 years, prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Ramirez has been committed to improving working people’s lives, first in AmeriCorps working at a community development organization in the South Bronx and later with a community-based environmental justice organization in Sunset Park.
Ms. Ramirez has direct experience as a worker leader devoted to unionizing Trader Joe’s grocery store. As a paralegal at the Legal Aid Society, she was an active member of 1199SEIU and participated in contract negotiations. At Legal Aid, she represented tenants in administrative trials against NYCHA.
Ms. Ramirez was also a co-producer and co-host for Working Class Heroes Radio on WBAI 99.5 during which she covered numerous social movements across New York City including the 2020 Black Lives Matter Uprisings, tenant organizing, and labor strikes.
Heather graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies and a Public Policy Certificate. She is a law graduate of the City University of New York School of Law and was awarded a Peggy Browning Fellowship for two summers. Her first summer was with Farmworker Justice which was especially rewarding given her family’s history as farmworkers.
Heather graduated from Hunter College with a degree in Urban Studies and a Public Policy Certificate. She is a law graduate of the City University of New York School of Law.
Her writing has appeared in Labor Notes, Truthout, Punto Rojo, and Law at the Margins.
She has spoken at Labor Notes, Student Speaker at the New York Peggy Browning Fund Annual Dinner, and Socialism Conference on issues affecting immigrant workers.