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lauren russell
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Phone: (302) 571-6600
Fax: (302) 571-1253

youngconaway.com
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE 19801

Lauren Russell


About Laura's Practice

Lauren Russell represents employers on a range of issues relating to compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws and constitutional provisions. She has experience in each of Delaware's state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Lauren also regularly assists clients in administrative proceedings before state agencies, including the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

Education
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., with honors


Major Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • Editor, Delaware Employment Law Letter
  • Author, "You're fired! Softening the blow of a termination," Delaware Employment Law Letter, November 2016, and HR Hero Line, January 25, 2017
  • Author, "Changes coming to Delaware's discrimination law," Delaware Employment Law Letter, August 2016, and Human Resources News, December 7, 2016
  • Author, "Do you have a Weiner in your workplace? Disciplining employees for off-duty conduct," Delaware Employment Law Letter, October 2016, and HR Hero Line, September 2, 2016
  • Author, "Commonsense guidelines on social media use," Delaware Employment Law Letter, January 2016, and Technology for HR Blog, April 13, 2016
  • Author, "New rule simplifies FMLA administration," Delaware Employment Law Letter, March 2015, and HR Hero Line, March 25, 2015
  • Quoted, "HR's holiday gift guide: You don't have to be Santa to bring workplace cheer," HR Hero Line, December 24, 2014
  • Author, "Revisiting gender identity discrimination," Delaware Employment Law Letter, September 2014, and Diversity Insight, September 14, 2014
  • Quoted, "Flexible work, job protection, paid leave at heart of White House summit," HR News, June 23, 2014
  • Author, "A holiday gift from the NLRB to employees," Delaware Employment Law Letter, December 2013, and HR Hero LineDec. 27, 2013
  • Author, "Time is Money-Especially when Building a Harassment Case," Delaware Employment Law Letter, February 2013
  • Author, "Getting it right: avoiding harassment claims," Delaware Employment Law Letter, August 2012
  • Author, "Avoiding Joint Employer Status and Joint Employer Liability," Delaware Employment Law Letter, July 2012
  • Author, "But I Just Know It Was Discrimination!" Delaware Employment Law Letter, April 2012
  • Author, "Less Is More: Delaware Courts Crack Down on Expansive Noncompetes," Delaware Employment Law Letter, February 2012
  • Author, "Recording Workplace Communications: What Do You Need to Know?," Delaware Employment Law Letter, November 2011
  • Author, "Lies, Damn Lies, and the FMLA," Delaware Employment Law Letter, September 2011
  • Author, "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow--But With Unemployment Benefits," Delaware Employment Law Letter, August 2011
  • Author, "Employee Classification: Once More Into the Breach (of Contract), Dear Friends," Delaware Employment Law Letter, July 2011
  • Author, "Managing Partner or Executive Director? A New Model for Law Firms," Law Practice Today, June 2011
  • Author, "Delaware's Civil-Union Law, Part II: Benefits Under Federal Law," Delaware Employment Law Letter, June 2011
  • Author, "Restrictive Covenants: To Compete or To Not Compete?," Delaware Employment Law Letter, May 2011
  • Author, "Attorney-Client Privilege: May You View an Employee's Attorney-Client Communications If Exchanged via Work E-mail?," Delaware Employment Law Letter, March 2011
  • Author, "Failure to Promote: Lilly Ledbetter Has Reached Her Limits," Delaware Employment Law Letter, January 2011
  • Author, "Evidence: Medical Evidence and Lay Testimony Sufficient to Prove FMLA Claim," Delaware Employment Law Letter, May 2010
  • Author, "Covenant Not to Compete: Restrictive Covenants--an Employer's Best Friend," Delaware Employment Law Letter, March 2010


Professional Recognition

2013 recipient of the William F. Taylor Pro Bono Award


Admitted to Practice
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


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