Laura C. Rowntree defends employers in labor and employment law matters before federal and state courts, and administrative agencies. Typically, the claims asserted in these matters allege discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, violations of public policy, and violations of whistleblower rights.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Laura was a litigating senior counsel in the Labor and Employment Law Division of the New York City Law Department, where she represented the City of New York in a broad range of labor and employment law matters before federal and state courts, and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the US Department of Labor, and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Before that, Laura was a judicial law clerk for Magistrate Judge James L. Cott of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and a litigation associate at another international law firm.
Fordham University School of Law, 2009, J.D.
Fordham University Graduate School of Education, 2006, M.S., Teaching
Cornell University, 2004, B.A.
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
Clerkship to Magistrate Judge James L. Cott of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2011 - 2012)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)