National Partnership for Women and Families
Portia Wu is a Vice President at the National Partnership, overseeing Work-Family and Workplace Fairness policy. She brings over ten years of experience in labor and retirement issues. Prior to coming to the National Partnership, Ms. Wu spent seven years handling labor and pension issues for the Senate HELP Committee, serving under Senator Edward M. Kennedy and then under Senator Tom Harkin. She held numerous positions at the Committee: Labor and Pensions Counsel, Chief Labor and Pensions Counsel, and most recently, Labor Policy Director/General Counsel. She worked on numerous pieces of legislation directly affecting the well-being of working women including the Healthy Families Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first major piece of legislation signed by President Obama.
Prior to working at the Senate, Wu was an attorney at Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC, where she represented workers, labor organizations, and pension plan trustees. Wu clerked for Judge Richard A. Paez at the Central District of California District Court and she is a graduate of Yale Law School.