Staff Attorney

(646) 693-8212

Areas of Expertise

Enforcement of Workplace Standards • Forced Arbitration • Nonstandard Workforce • Unions and Labor Law


Ceilidh Gao (pronounced “KAY-lee”) joined the National Employment Law Project in 2017 as a staff attorney. Her work focuses on policies that improve economic security for low-wage workers and the contingent workforce, including issues of forced arbitration, the “on demand economy,” and the future of labor organizing.

Ceilidh is a respected media resource, and has been quoted in numerous outlets including NPR, Marketplace, Politico, The Washington Post, The Stranger, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Newsweek.

Prior to joining NELP, Ceilidh worked in private practice, representing unions and workers at Levy Ratner P.C., and she has also served as a legal fellow at the Service Employees International Union. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and she received her bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University.


J.D., Harvard Law School

B.A., Queen’s University

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