Ms. Lorie E. Almon’s practice is focused on employment litigation, with an emphasis on complex litigation, high profile disputes, collective and/or class proceedings. She serves as lead counsel in discrimination class actions and multi-district cases, chairing teams of attorneys across the country.
She also manages teams defending wage and hour claims, regularly representing Fortune 500 companies in litigation brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment laws. 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 1995, her first full year of practice, Ms. Almon was formally honored by New York City as “Legal Rookie of the Year” for her exceptional commitment and dedication to her work.
Ms. Almon 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. She serves as a member of the Board’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 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.
Ms. Almon serves as Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office, is a member of the firm’s Trial Team and also is vice chair of Seyfarth Shaw’s national Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Almon is also a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Compensation Committee.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1994)
- Robert F. Kennedy Award, Class of 1994
- B.A., University of Vermont (1991)
- Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
- Trial Law Institute (Member)
- American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Sections)
- New York State Bar Association; Managing Partner Section board member
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