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Lauren E. Becker

Associate

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5294
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Lauren Becker is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York office.  Ms. Becker focuses her practice on defending employers against complex class and collective actions based on purported violations of various wage and hour, civil rights, and employment discrimination laws.  Ms. Becker defends single-plaintiff matters in federal and state courts, as well as administrative tribunals, pursuant to claims of harassment, retaliation, and discrimination based on characteristics protected under federal, state, and city laws.

Ms. Becker counsels employers regarding newly enacted legislation that may impact the lawfulness of existing business practices and employment policies.  In addition, Ms. Becker advises employers on how to mitigate and thoughtfully address claims of harassment, retaliation, and discrimination in the workplace.  In that respect, Ms. Becker counsels employers on how to navigate federal, state, and city administrative agency proceedings when facing charges of employment discrimination.  Ms. Becker also provides pro bono counsel to businesses in this same context.

While attending law school, Ms. Becker supported seven administrative law judges as a judicial law clerk with the National Labor Relations Board Division of Judges in New York City.  After graduating law school, Lauren worked as a Labor & Employment Associate at another Am Law 100 firm.  Prior to law school, Ms. Becker assisted in the defense of complex discrimination class actions, wage and hour class and collective actions, and single-plaintiff lawsuits as a Case Assistant in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office.  As an undergraduate, Ms. Becker developed and executed communications strategy for an Illinois State Senator.

Lauren Becker is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York office.  Ms. Becker focuses her practice on defending employers against complex class and collective actions based on purported violations of various wage and hour, civil rights, and employment discrimination laws.  Ms. Becker defends single-plaintiff matters in federal and state courts, as well as administrative tribunals, pursuant to claims of harassment, retaliation, and discrimination based on characteristics protected under federal, state, and city laws.

Ms. Becker counsels employers regarding newly enacted legislation that may impact the lawfulness of existing business practices and employment policies.  In addition, Ms. Becker advises employers on how to mitigate and thoughtfully address claims of harassment, retaliation, and discrimination in the workplace.  In that respect, Ms. Becker counsels employers on how to navigate federal, state, and city administrative agency proceedings when facing charges of employment discrimination.  Ms. Becker also provides pro bono counsel to businesses in this same context.

While attending law school, Ms. Becker supported seven administrative law judges as a judicial law clerk with the National Labor Relations Board Division of Judges in New York City.  After graduating law school, Lauren worked as a Labor & Employment Associate at another Am Law 100 firm.  Prior to law school, Ms. Becker assisted in the defense of complex discrimination class actions, wage and hour class and collective actions, and single-plaintiff lawsuits as a Case Assistant in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office.  As an undergraduate, Ms. Becker developed and executed communications strategy for an Illinois State Senator.

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School (2017)
    Vito J. Pitta Labor Law Scholarship
    Lisle Merit Scholarship
    CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Litigating an Employment Case
    Alumni Chair, Brooklyn Law School Labor & Employment Law Association

  • B.A., Loyola University of Chicago (2011)
    Dean's List
    Co-President and Secretary, Women in Leadership at Loyola
    Public Relations Student Society of America
    International Association of Business Communicators

Admissions

  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Publications