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Pooja Shethji - Washington, DC

1225 New York Ave NWSuite 1200 Washington, DC 20005

Updated: 04/29/2022

Washington Employment Law Lawyer

Overview

POOJA SHETHJIis an associate at Outten & Golden’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm’s Class & Collective Action Practice Group. She represents employees in a wide range of class action discrimination cases and wage and hour lawsuits...

POOJA SHETHJIis an associate at Outten & Golden’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm’s Class & Collective Action Practice Group. She represents employees in a wide range of class action discrimination cases and wage and hour lawsuits. Her practice includes cases challenging age- and gender-based discrimination in digital advertising, the prosecution of wage theft claims on behalf of workers required to work off the clock, and litigation to enforce veterans’ and reservists’ rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Before joining the firm, Ms. Shethji served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and to the Honorable Theodore D. Chuang of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. She also completed internships with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Racial Justice Project, the Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project, and the Center for Popular Democracy.

Ms. Shethji received her B.A. from Yale College and her J.D.,cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and an Articles Editor for the NYU Law Review. Ms. Shethji received the Paul D. Kaufman Memorial Award for her law review note, Credit Checks Under Title VII: Learning from the Criminal Background Check Context, as well as the Schulte Roth & Zabel Prize for excellence in employment and employee benefits law.

About Pooja Shethji

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Employee Rights
  • Employment Class Action

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Languages

  • English

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2017
  • District of Columbia, 2019
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (Member)
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (Bench-Bar Committee)

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 2016
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar
    Honors: Paul D. Kaufman Memorial Award
    Honors: Schulte Roth & Zabel Prize
    Law Review: NYU Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Yale University, 2012
    B.A.

Classes and Seminars

  • Panelist: “The Promise & Threat of Artificial Intelligence in Combating (or Worsening) Employment Discrimination”, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association 2019 Convention, - 2019
  • Panelist: "Public Interest Law Firms Panel Discussion", NYU Public Interest Law Center, - 2020

Achievements

Honors

  • Paul D. Kaufman Memorial Award (most outstanding note written for the Law Review)
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel Prize (excellence in employment and employee benefits law)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers Rising Star, - 2021

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Office Information

Address

1225 New York Ave NWSuite 1200 Washington, DC 20005

Fax

  • 202-847-4410

Office Hours

9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

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