Noah B. Peters
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Noah Peters represents individuals and businesses in a broad range of Labor & Employment matters, including claims under federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Named a “Rising Star” in Labor & Employment law by Super Lawyers, Noah provides his clients with vigorous and effective advocacy, a keen insight into litigation strategy and new legal developments, and a high degree of personalized attention.
Noah has particular experience in the following areas:
- Higher Education Law. As part of Bailey & Ehrenberg’s Higher Education Practice, Noah fights for the rights of both tenured and untenured professors in a variety of matters, including breach of contract claims and tenure disputes.
- Federal Sector Law. Noah is frequently called upon to protect the rights of federal employees against arbitrary action. Noah has significant experience litigating federal sector discrimination claims.
- Financial Services Employees. Noah has represented financial services employees in FINRA wrongful termination and defamation actions. In addition, Noah has written about FINRA arbitration extensively and closely follows developments in this area.
- Sales Employees. Noah has significant experience representing commissioned sales employees, and understands the challenges facing employees in this field.
- Corporate Employment Matters. Noah frequently drafts offer letters, employment agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and other corporate documents. Noah has significant experience drafting and negotiating severance agreements from both an employee and employer perspective.
Prior to joining Bailey & Ehrenberg, Noah worked as a Labor & Employment associate for Kaye Scholer LLP, a major international law firm. At Kaye Scholer, Noah was part of the team that represented the former corporate officer and directors of a telecommunications company, including drafting a successful motion to dismiss a $6 million lawsuit brought by a lender against the former Chief Financial Officer. Noah also co-authored two amicus briefs in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and helped represent Asian American intervenor-plaintiffs in a major voting rights lawsuit that led to the creation of New York’s congressional map preserving Asian American communities of interest within the new Sixth District.
From 2009 until 2011, Noah served a law clerk for the Hon. David A. Katz, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. In that position, Noah drafted opinions, jury instructions and memoranda in a wide variety of civil and criminal cases and in cases where Judge Katz sat by designation on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, including many cases involving Labor & Employment issues.
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2009
- University of Virginia Department of History, M.A., American Legal History, 2009
- University of Virginia, B.A., 2006, with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
Awards and Honors
- Named a 2016 “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers in Labor & Employment Litigation
- Runner-Up, “Best Lawyer,” Washington City Paper “Best of D.C.” Readers’ Poll, 2015 & 2016
Bar and Court Admissions
- Washington, D.C.
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Publications and Presentations
- Major Fourth Circuit Ruling Expands Rights of Employees to Assert Claims Under Employment Discrimination Laws
- Bailey & Ehrenberg Attorney Noah Peters Voted “Runner Up” in the Washington City Paper’s “Best of D.C.” Readers’ Poll for “Best Lawyer”
- The Supreme Court’s Young v. UPS Decision Expands the Ability of Pregnant Workers (and Perhaps Other Employees) to Prove Discrimination,” Client Alert, March 26, 2015
- “DC Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act Goes Into Effect Today (February 26, 2015),” Client Alert, February 27, 2015
- “What Financial Services Employees Need to Know About Arbitration,” LinkedIn Pulse, Jan. 27, 2015
- “Retaliation: What Employees Should Know,” LinkedIn Pulse, December 3, 2014
- “Eight Key Tips for Beating Stress in the Workplace,” LinkedIn Pulse, November 6, 2014
- Panelist/Organizer, “Singing a Different Tune?: Bright Tunes v. Harrisongs,” Federal Bar Council Retreat, Pocono Manor, PA, October 26, 2014
- “Practice Pointers After Oxford Health v. Sutter” (with Jay W. Waks), Client Alert, Sept. 9, 2013
- “U.S. Supreme Court Orders Strict Enforcement of Class Arbitration Waivers in American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant” (with Jay W. Waks), Client Alert, June 21, 2013
- “Oxford Health Plans v. Sutter: In Reaffirming the Deference to Be Given Arbitration Decisions, the US Supreme Court Has Paved the Way to Enforce Clear and Unambiguous Class Action Waivers and Bilateral Arbitration Contracts (with Jay W. Waks), Client Alert, June 11, 2013
- “Two Class Arbitration Cases Could Alter the Legal Landscape” (with Jay W. Waks), New York Law Journal, Jan. 14, 2013
- “Enforcing Contractual Class Action Waivers and Arbitration Provisions and Individual Arbitration Agreements” (with Jay W. Waks), Kaye Scholer Class Action Deskbook (2012)
- Member, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
- Member, DC Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council
- Chair of Committee on Business of Law, D.C. Bar, Law Practice Management Section
Noah B. Peters
BAILEY & EHRENBERG PLLC
1015 18th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 499-4222
Fax: (202) 318-7071