Kayla Strauss, Esq.
Focus: Labor and Employment Law, Employment Litigation, HR Compliance and Counseling
Education: J.D., Howard University School of Law (2021), cum laude; B.A., Culture and Deviance Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2015), cum laude
Admissions: New York, U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
Kayla Strauss has focused on a wide variety of labor and employment matters. Before joining Greenwald Doherty, Kayla worked at an AmLaw 100 firm where she advised clients in labor and employment matters and corporate and finance areas.
She has served as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert in various aspects of human resources and employment law, but specifically, discrimination claims, employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, wage and hour compliance, compensation, and policy development. Further, Kayla has successfully counseled companies on matters such as wage and hour compliance, performance management, accommodations, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and harassment and discrimination prevention trainings to create a more equitable workplace.
In tandem with Kayla’s employment experience, she has also maintained a holistic range of pro-bono issues including efforts toward voting rights, asylum claims, wrongful convictions, and challenges to death penalty sentences. These cases have cemented a passion for people-oriented work and provided for a wide breadth of experience.
While in law school, Kayla interned for Special Referee Sue Ann Hoahng in the New York State Supreme Court and served as a summer associate for one of Africa’s top international law firms. Kayla was also an associate at the World Bank Group Administrative Tribunal in Washington, D.C. working alongside some of the world’s leading legal scholars to resolve conflict through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in an international organization.