National Employment Lawyers Association/New York - Event Information
NELA Nite: Litigating Employment, Lending, and Other Barriers for DACA
Panelists Mike Litrownik, a Senior Associate at Outten & Golden LLP and a member of the firm’s Class Action Practice, and Burth Lopez, a staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), will discuss the legal rights of work-authorized non-citizens like DACA recipients and those with temporary protected status (TPS) and legal theories to break down exclusionary barriers in employment and other areas.
Mr. Litrownik has litigated several employment and lending discrimination class actions on behalf of DACA recipients, including Juarez v. Northwestern Mutual, 69 F. Supp. 3d 364 (2014), the first case in which a federal court held that a DACA hiring screen stated a plausible claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Mr. Lopez also litigates employment discrimination class actions on behalf of DACA recipients, as well as a challenge to the University of Georgia’s policy preventing DACA students from enrolling in the system’s top tier schools.
Mr. Litrownik and Mr. Lopez will discuss their pending DACA employment discrimination challenges against Procter & Gamble and Bank of America, legal theories, litigation strategy, settlements and programmatic relief, and how they counsel clients with DACA and other immigration statutes on navigating discovery.
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