Associate at Outten & Golden LLP
Shirley is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, where she represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, wage-and-hour, and contracts
Shirley has litigated both labor and employment cases on behalf of a variety of employees in state and federal court, and represented claimants before federal and state departments of labor. Prior to joining Outten & Golden LLP, she was a Skadden Fellow at the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF), where she represented low-wage Asian immigrant workers and labor trafficking survivors.
Upon graduating from the City University of New York School of Law in 2010, Shirley clerked for the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. During law school, she served as Managing Articles Editor of the New York City Law Review, and represented two habeas petitioners imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and Bagram, Afghanistan, before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before law school, Shirley directed communications efforts at AALDEF, and was the Director of Community Organizing at New Immigrant Community Empowerment. Shirley graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2002, with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Spanish Languages & Literature.