Julia L. Elmaleh-Sachs is an Associate at Wigdor LLP.
Experience and Types of Cases
Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs represents individuals in a variety of employment-related matters, including, but not limited to, cases involving sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of gender, pregnancy, race, sexual orientation, age and citizenship status, and whistleblower retaliation. She also has experience representing plaintiffs in consumer class actions.
Prior to joining Wigdor LLP, Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs worked at the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice as a staff attorney. There, she represented young people under the age of 21 in juvenile delinquency, child neglect, child abuse, custody, termination of parental rights, and adoption cases in Kings County Family Court. In August of 2018, Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs volunteered with the Migrant Center for Human Rights in San Antonio, Texas by providing legal consults to detainees at the South Texas Detention Facility regarding asylum claims and family separation at the border. During law school, Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs spent a semester as a full-time extern in Washington, D.C. at the Democratic National Committee in the Voter Expansion Department researching and developing election laws and practices nationwide. She also interned at the White House in the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama, and served as a summer law clerk to U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth for the District of Columbia.
In 2019, Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs was awarded an Outstanding Women in Law Rising Star Award from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in recognition of her extensive contributions to the legal profession. She was also selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for the 2019 year.
Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs received the Pro Bono Award of Excellence for her dedication to the school’s clinics, volunteer opportunities, and public justice foundation.
Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland- College Park with a B.A. in Government and Politics and a double minor in Jewish Studies and Middle East Studies. Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and was a full merit scholarship recipient. She was also a Notes and Comments Editor on the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal and a member of the Hofstra Moot Court Board.
Admitted to Practice
Ms. Elmaleh-Sachs is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.