Elizabeth J. Chen is an Associate at Wigdor LLP.
Some of Ms. Chen’s representative cases include:
- Second chair on gender discrimination arbitration resulting in finding of liability;
- Represented a former Vice President at a major financial institution in a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation lawsuit;
- An action against Uber on behalf of two women sexually assaulted by their Uber drivers;
- A nationwide class action against one of the nation’s largest retailers alleging a pattern and practice of unlawful racial profiling; and
- A class and collective action against a well-known New York Japanese restaurant alleging numerous wage and hour violations under federal and state law.
Experience and Types of Cases
Ms. Chen’s experience includes representing a wide variety of clients in both state and federal court and before various dispute resolution bodies. Ms. Chen’s experience includes litigating on behalf of individuals in the areas of labor and employment law, contract law and negotiations, complex class and collective action litigation and arbitration. She has represented clients from a wide array of professions including individuals in the financial, corporate, sales, technology, health care, and hospitality services industries. Prior to joining Wigdor LLP, Ms. Chen served as a law clerk to the Honorable William Joseph Haynes, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee. After graduation, she served as a Reproductive Justice Fellow at a think tank in Washington D.C. and has published a number of law review articles on gender discrimination.
Ms. Chen has been selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2017.
Ms. Chen attended the University of Chicago, graduating with honors with an A.B. in Public Policy and English. Ms. Chen received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, cum laude. During law school, she was an Articles Editor of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy.
Admitted to Practice
Ms. Chen is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.