Judith Scott is currently the General Counsel to the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, a position she has held since 1997. Ms. Scott came to SEIU after spending five years as an attorney for the Teamsters and eleven years as the General Counsel for the United Mine Workers. Ms. Scott has also served as in-house Counsel to the United Auto Workers and AFSCME. Her career has included Big Three auto talks, the 1989 historic United Mine Worker victory at Pittston Coal Company, extensive internal union governance and arbitration matters, and most recently, innovative organizing pacts within the private healthcare industry.
Ms. Scott holds an undergraduate degree from Wellsley College and a law degree from Northeastern University. She is a co-author author of “Organizing and the Law,” a widely used labor manual for union organizing, and has been named one of the top 500 lawyers in the country by the Lawdragon 500.