Lauren Herz represents companies in a wide variety of matters that arise out of the employment relationship. She serves clients in a broad range of industries and has significant experience in the fashion and beauty industries.
Lauren provides pre- and pending litigation support on many different types of employment disputes, including wage and hour litigation, and harassment and discrimination matters. She also assists in the representation of clients in Department of Labor audits of wage and hour practices. She is well versed in advising clients on matters involving employee discipline, terminations, workforce reductions, absence management, FMLA, disability and on other general employment law compliance issues. Lauren has conducted multiple employee investigations, including complex harassment and discrimination allegations. She has also provided hours of in-person training to managers and human resource professionals in key areas of employment law compliance.
Lauren supports clients in their day-to-day needs on a variety of employment matters, including reviewing employment policies and procedures, and drafting employment agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was a human resources manager for a cosmetics brand, where her work included advising senior management on employee relations matters. Lauren has also supported all areas of human resources, including onboarding, compliance, reporting, payroll/benefits administration, and recruitment.
While in law school, Lauren gained valuable experience interning in the legal departments of Burberry and Prada. Additionally, she was selected for a prestigious clinic position with the New York Innocence Project. Lauren also served as an editor of the Moot Court Honors Society. Lauren was the recipient of the Jacob Burns Medal, awarded for outstanding contribution to her law school.