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Lorie’s practice is focused on employment litigation, with an emphasis on complex, high-profile, and high-stakes proceedings.

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Lorie is chair of Seyfarth and has been a member of the firm's Executive Committee since 2016. 

As a practitioner, Lorie focuses on litigation of complex claims, regularly defending employers in connection with their most challenging disputes. Lorie serves as lead counsel in discrimination class actions, wage hour cases, and FINRA arbitrations, chairing teams of attorneys across the country. 

Lorie has been recognized by her peers as a leader in her field. Both Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2016-2022), Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) (2018-2024), and The Legal 500 (Legalese Ltd.) (2014, 2019-2021) identify her as a leading lawyer for Labor and Employment and Litigation. Lorie was named to BTI Client Services All-Stars (2020) and Crain’s New York Business named Lorie as one of its "2020 Notable Women in Law." Since 2015, she has been ranked by Lawdragon on its list of "The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys - Top 100." Over the years, Lorie has also been recognized in numerous ways, including being selected in 2011 by The American Lawyer as one of the top "45 Under 45" women lawyers in The Am Law 200 (ALM Media Properties, LLC) and the NACD Directorship’s "Directorship 100" list of "the most influential directors, officers, professionals and institutions" in corporate America (2011). She has also been named one of the nation’s "Fab Fifty" litigators under the age of 45 by The American Lawyer (ALM Media Properties, LLC) (2007), recognized as one of the top "40 Under 40" lawyers in the United States by the National Law Journal (ALM Media Properties, LLC) (2005), and picked as one of the "500 Leading Litigators in America" by Lawdragon (2006).

Lorie is a member of the firm's Executive and Compensation Committees, the Labor & Employment Department’s Leadership Team, and formerly served as co-manager of the firm's New York office. Lorie also sits on the Board of Directors of Jumpstart, one of the nation's fastest-growing and most respected nonprofit organizations in the field of early childhood education. Lorie was awarded Seyfarth's "Inspirational Leadership Award" in recognition of her commitment to Jumpstart, and to involving those around her in making a difference in the community.

  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law

    Robert F. Kennedy Award, Class of 1994

  • BA, University of Vermont

    With honors

  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Connecticut
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Northern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Western District of New York
  • US District Court, District of Vermont