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Emily Spieler

Emily Spieler

Emily Spieler is the Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law, where she served as dean from 2002 until 2012.

Spieler’s work focuses on low-wage workers, retaliation, whistleblowing, and injuries sustained on the job. She has served as chair of the U.S. Department of Labor Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, on the U.S. Department of Energy Worker Advocacy Advisory Committee regarding implementation of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, and the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was a member of President Obama’s transition team for the Department of Labor in late 2008 and early 2009.

Spieler is an elected fellow to the Pound Civil Justice Institute, the Collegium Ramazzini, the American Bar Foundation, and the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Before joining Northeastern, she practiced law in Massachusetts and West Virginia. Spieler graduated from Harvard-Radcliffe College before earning her law degree from Yale Law School.

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Guest Appearances
February 28, 2024

Think You Know Workers’ Comp? The Times, They Are A Changing!

Over the past 100 years, Workers’ Compensation rules have struggled to adapt to the modern world. Does the system still work?

December 23, 2020

The Year that Was in Workers Comp

Emily Spieler dismisses hype that Covid-19 will crush workers’ comp systems. But, though claims haven’t materialized, all still isn’t well.