Corrine Yu is senior counsel and managing policy director for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (The Leadership Conference), a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States; and the coalition’s education, field outreach, and communications arm, The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Ms. Yu is responsible for seeking and developing new program opportunities, coordinating policy development on priority issues within the coalition and devising coalition-based strategies, and assisting in the day-to-day management of the policy department.
Ms. Yu previously served as The Leadership Conference’s director of special projects, where she was responsible for developing concepts for, planning, and implementing new and groundbreaking initiatives for the organizations; and as director of education, with oversight responsibilities for all Leadership Conference offline and online communications, publications, and research, including the expansion and design of civilrights.org, the organizations’ award-winning web site.
Ms. Yu was director and counsel of the Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights, a private, bipartisan organization established to monitor the civil rights policies and practices of the federal government and to examine important policy issues affecting equal opportunity. She was the co-editor of the Citizens’ Commission’s highly-respected biennial reviews of the Clinton administration’s civil rights track record. Prior to joining the Citizens’ Commission, Ms. Yu was an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle where she specialized in First Amendment, antitrust, and other litigation. She is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School.