Owen H. LairdAssociate
Owen H. Laird has served as an Associate with The Harman Firm since 2014. He focuses exclusively on plaintiff-side labor and employment law, civil rights law, and class action litigation. Mr. Laird is currently managing both single- and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage-and-hour, and retaliation cases.
Mr. Laird's experience in a wide variety of dispute-resolution mechanisms, such as litigation, arbitration, mediation, and conciliation helps him guide cases and clients to successful resolution. He has resolved matters ranging from single plaintiff sexual harassment cases to class and collective action wage and hour cases. Mr. Laird has experience representing plaintiffs in a variety of industries, including hospitality, real estate, non-profits, public employees, technology, manufacturing, finance, and pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Laird frequently delivers CLE seminars at Fordham Law School, and has appeared on WNYC to analyze employment law issues. Prior to joining The Harman Firm, Mr. Laird served as Labor Law Clerk for the Major League Baseball Players Association, and interned with the Adjudication Division of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.
Mr . Laird is a native of New York City, and has an abiding interest in workers’ rights, employment law, and labor law. Mr . Laird graduated from Carleton College in 2006 with a B.A. in Economics. Mr . Laird graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N . Cardozo School of Law in 2012 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 2013. While attending Cardozo, Mr. Laird participated in the Labor and Employment Law Society and the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2012
B.A., Carleton College, 2006
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2014
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2014