Overview

Naveen represents and counsels clients in connection with a wide variety of employment issues. Her practice focuses on litigating individual, collective and class actions in the wage and hour context, as well as discrimination and retaliation claims under federal, state and local laws. 

In addition, Naveen regularly advises clients on a variety of workplace issues, including:

  • Wage and hour compliance, particularly issues in the retail and hospitality industries
  • Hiring and terminations
  • Criminal background checks
  • Reductions-in-force
  • Disability and leave issues
  • Employment policies, handbooks and contracts

Naveen regularly appears before state and federal courts and administrative agencies and represents clients in administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations, depositions, expert depositions and trials. She has particular knowledge of claims arising under:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • New York State Labor Law
  • The New York State Hospitality Wage Order
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • New York State and City Human Rights Law
  • The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Retaliation Amendments to the False Claims Act

Honors & Recognitions

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Fellows Program (2016)
  • New York Metro Rising Star, Super Lawyers® (2014-2018)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York

News & Analysis

Education

Georgetown University Law Center

  • J.D., 2008 

Stanford University

  • A.B., 2003

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California, 2018
  • New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Languages

  • Bengali
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