Liz Stork practices in the area of employment law, litigation, arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution. Ms. Stork has represented clients in matters involving employment discrimination, misclassification, and other wage and hour claims, with particular expertise in class actions. She also counsels clients on employment and business matters in response to crisis or other unexpected business impact, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting business closures, including continuity plans, employee furloughs, reductions in force and other critical measures.
Prior to joining Reavis Page Jump, Ms. Stork was an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, where she represented employees in class action lawsuits for unpaid wages and in claims of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, criminal history, military status, and immigration status. She also worked as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she represented individuals and financial institutions in white collar criminal investigations, as well as refugees seeking asylum in her pro bono practice. She previously clerked for the Honorable Claire C. Cecchi of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Stork is admitted to practice in New York State, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Tenth Circuits.
Ms. Stork graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., with high distinction, in Political and Social Thought), where she was a Jefferson Scholar and Echols Scholar, and received her law degree from Harvard Law School (J.D., 2013), where she served on the General Board of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and the Executive Board of the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project.
Services & Honors
Ms. Stork was selected as a 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star of the New York Metro area.
Ms. Stork has had a strong commitment to public interest work throughout her career. While at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, she represented refugees seeking asylum in her pro bono practice. Ms. Stork is also a member of the Legal Network for Gender Equity, through which she offers pro bono consultations for victims of sex discrimination and harassment, and for workers denied leave during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Selected Engagements & Publications
Selected Articles & Publications:
- “NY HERO Act August 5 Deadline – Employers must adopt Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plans,” RPJ, with RPJ Partners Deena R. Merlen and Jill Kahn Marshall – August 4, 2021
- “The Failed Amazon Union Bid has Reignited Calls to Pass the PRO Act. Here’s How the Labor Bill Could Help Freelancers,” by Samantha Stokes, Insider, featuring Ms. Stork – April 13, 2021
- “American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)–Summary of Select Employment-Related Provisions,” RPJ – March 31, 2021
- “The Gig is Up: In a Rising Gig Economy, Employer & Employee Perspectives on Worker Classification” – European American Chamber of Commerce New York, co-authored by Ms. Stork – October 26, 2020
- “RPJ’s Guide on Returning to Work in the COVID-19 Environment,” RPJ, with RPJ Partner Deena R. Merlen – August 24, 2020
- “What are educators’ legal rights if they go back to work during the coronavirus pandemic?” with Partner Nicole Page, New York Daily News – August 18, 2020
- “Congress Extends PPP to August, Mulls 2nd Round of Loans,” by Andrew Kragie, Law360, featuring Ms. Stork – July 1, 2020
- “Textualism Unites Conservative and Liberal Justices to Vindicate LGBTQ Workplace Rights,” with Partner Ethan Krasnoo, RPJ – June 16, 2020
- “New Proposed Legislation for Second Round of PPP Loans Prioritize Small Businesses,” RPJ – June 12, 2020
- “PPP Flexibility Act Changes Loan Forgiveness Rules,” RPJ – June 9, 2020
- “CARES Act: Summary of Select Provisions,” with RPJ Partner Alice K. Jump, RPJ – April 2, 2020
- “Need to Know: RPJ’s Nicole Page, Liz Stork Talk Furloughs, Layoffs for Employers,” with RPJ Partner Nicole Page, Realscreen – March 31, 2020
- “Considerations for Employers When Contemplating Employee Furloughs or Reductions in Force in the COVID-19 Environment,” with RPJ Partner Deena R. Merlen, RPJ – March 23, 2020
Noted Speaking Engagements
- “Real Risk and the Remote Possibility: Sexual Harassment and Other Discrimination in the Physical and Remote Workplace,” Prerecorded Presentation with Live Q&A for AASPA Annual Conference 2020, with RPJ Partners Deena Merlen and Jill Kahn Marshall – October 16, 2020
- “Answering Your Questions on PPP Loans and Unemployment Insurance,” Video Webinar for Women Make Movies, with RPJ Partner Alice K. Jump – April 8, 2020