Valerie provides counseling and litigation support for wage and hour disputes, discrimination claims, paid employee leave policies, arbitration controversies, and other areas involving the multilayered realm of labor and employment. With a robust grounding in Sociology, Valerie understands the delicate nature of the workplace and the importance of proactivity in protecting employers against claims of all kinds.
Valerie also focuses her pro bono practice on assisting children in need. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Valerie worked as a policy analyst for Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ), where she published policy briefs on issues pertaining to early-childhood education systems. Valerie also spent two years as a clinical legal intern for the Child Advocacy Clinic at Rutgers Law School, where she represented children in immigration, disability, and child welfare cases.
Rutgers University School of Law, 2016, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Rutgers University, 2011, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Intern to Justice Barry Albin of the Supreme Court of New Jersey (2016)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Dream Leader Award, Rutgers Association of Black Law Students (2016)
Alumni Award for Most Distinguished in Legal Skills, Rutgers Law School (2016)
Faculty Award for Outstanding Clinical Law Student, Rutgers Law School (2016)
Finalist, Nathan Baker Mock Trial Competition, Rutgers Law School (2015)
Member, Middlesex County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division