Catherine Creighton is the Director of Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab. Ms. Creighton is also a graduate of Cornell University’s ILR School, and later attended Boston University School of Law. For thirty years, Ms. Creighton worked as an attorney in the field of labor relations, first as a field attorney for the NLRB, and then as a union-side labor attorney where she co-founded the firm Creighton, Pearce, Johnsen & Giroux. Ms. Creighton represented private and public sector unions in NLRB and PERB matters, arbitration, contract negotiations, and general litigation. Ms. Creighton also represented individual workers in discrimination matters, Federal and State litigation, employment contracts, severance agreements, and wage theft cases.
Early in her career, Ms. Creighton served as an adjunct instructor in the Labor Studies program of the Cornell University ILR Extension. She has lectured for Continuing Legal Education programs for the AFL-CIO, Cornell University, and the National Labor Relations Board and has written for legal publications. She has also conducted numerous labor union officer and stewards’ training workshops.