Amy Auton-Smith is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is also a UK-qualified attorney and former Chief Legal Officer for a UK Government company. She is a long-time diversity champion and has been active in campaigning for global human rights, particularly for women and girls. Amy worked with the United Nations to design a gender-equal leadership selection process as part of the Secretary General's 50-50 by 2020 goals.
In her early career Amy was an attorney in private practice in London and Bristol and then moved in-house with municipal and central (federal) government departments and agencies in the UK. Amy has spoken at conferences and seminars on human rights, equality and organizational process design.
Amy received her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Southampton, UK, her Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Law, UK and her Master of Public Administration from NYU Wagner. She is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.