People: Lorie E. Almon, Partner

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Lorie E. Almon

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5517
Fax: (212) 218-5526
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Lorie Almon, who is vice chair of Seyfarth Shaw's National Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group, has been recognized by her peers as a leader in her field.  Both Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Legal 500 identify her as a leading lawyer for Labor and Employment.  Ms. Almon also was selected in 2011 by The American Lawyer as one of the top "45 Under 45" women lawyers in The Am Law 200, and was named to the NACD Directorship’s “Directorship 100” list of “the most influential directors, officers, professionals and institutions” in corporate America. In recent years, she has also been named one of the nation’s “Fab Fifty” litigators under the age of 45 by The American Lawyer, recognized as one of the top “40 Under 40” lawyers in the United States by the National Law Journal and picked as one of the “500 Leading Litigators in America”by Lawdragon. In addition to being a member of the Compensation Committee, Ms. Almon is also a member of the Executive Committee.

Ms. Almon’s practice is focused on employment litigation, with an emphasis on complex litigation, collective and/or class proceedings. She specializes in litigation of wage and hour claims, regularly defending Fortune 500 companies in high stakes litigation brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment laws. Ms. Almon also serves as lead counsel in discrimination class actions and multi-district cases, chairing teams of attorneys across the country.  Her considerable trial experience includes numerous jury and bench trials in federal courts, state courts and before FINRA arbitration panels.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Almon was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York.  In this capacity, Ms. Almon litigated significant constitutional and federal questions. In 1995, her first full year of practice, Ms. Almon was formally honored by then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as "Legal Rookie of the Year" for her exceptional commitment and dedication to her work.

Ms. Almon co-manages the firm’s New York office, serves on the Labor & Employment Department’s Leadership Team and is a member of the firm’s Trial Team.  In addition, she is a member of the National Board of Directors of Jumpstart, one of the nation's fastest growing and most respected non-profit organizations in the field of early childhood education.  Ms. Almon was awarded Seyfarth Shaw's “Inspirational Leadership Award” in recognition of her commitment to Jumpstart, and to involving those around her in making a difference in the community.

Lorie Almon, who is vice chair of Seyfarth Shaw's National Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group, has been recognized by her peers as a leader in her field.  Both Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Legal 500 identify her as a leading lawyer for Labor and Employment.  Ms. Almon also was selected in 2011 by The American Lawyer as one of the top "45 Under 45" women lawyers in The Am Law 200, and was named to the NACD Directorship’s “Directorship 100” list of “the most influential directors, officers, professionals and institutions” in corporate America. In recent years, she has also been named one of the nation’s “Fab Fifty” litigators under the age of 45 by The American Lawyer, recognized as one of the top “40 Under 40” lawyers in the United States by the National Law Journal and picked as one of the “500 Leading Litigators in America”by Lawdragon. In addition to being a member of the Compensation Committee, Ms. Almon is also a member of the Executive Committee.

Ms. Almon’s practice is focused on employment litigation, with an emphasis on complex litigation, collective and/or class proceedings. She specializes in litigation of wage and hour claims, regularly defending Fortune 500 companies in high stakes litigation brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment laws. Ms. Almon also serves as lead counsel in discrimination class actions and multi-district cases, chairing teams of attorneys across the country.  Her considerable trial experience includes numerous jury and bench trials in federal courts, state courts and before FINRA arbitration panels.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Almon was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York.  In this capacity, Ms. Almon litigated significant constitutional and federal questions. In 1995, her first full year of practice, Ms. Almon was formally honored by then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as "Legal Rookie of the Year" for her exceptional commitment and dedication to her work.

Ms. Almon co-manages the firm’s New York office, serves on the Labor & Employment Department’s Leadership Team and is a member of the firm’s Trial Team.  In addition, she is a member of the National Board of Directors of Jumpstart, one of the nation's fastest growing and most respected non-profit organizations in the field of early childhood education.  Ms. Almon was awarded Seyfarth Shaw's “Inspirational Leadership Award” in recognition of her commitment to Jumpstart, and to involving those around her in making a difference in the community.

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1994)
    Robert F. Kennedy Award, Class of 1994
  • B.A., University of Vermont (1991)
    with Honors

Admissions

  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the  Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Sections)
  • Jumpstart, Board of Directors; National Development Committee

Publications

  • Contributing author, Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report (since 2008).
  • Contributing author, Workplace Class Action Blog, available at: www.workplaceclassaction.com.
  • Member, Board of Editors, Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation, ALM Law Journal Press (2012).  Definitive treatise on wage and hour litigation.