Republican National Lawyers Association | (RNLA)
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Mrs. Esther G. Lander

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Regular Member
1333 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-887-4535
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Law School: University of Pennsylvania (1997)

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Esther G. Lander is a Partner in the Washington DC office of Akin Gump. Her practice focuses on class action wage and hour issues; complex employment discrimination suits, including claims of disparate impact and testing discrimination; Title VII and other enforcement actions involving government entities such as the EEOC, the DOJ, the DOL, and state and local governments; the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act; and client counseling regarding all areas of employment law. Ms. Lander was formerly the principal deputy chief of the Employment Litigation Section within the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). While at the DOJ, Ms. Lander served as the Employment Litigation Section chief’s senior management advisor where she directed a nationwide litigation program, advised the assistant attorney general on sensitive personnel matters and handled select discrimination claims asserted against the Civil Rights Division and the entire department. She was also the assistant general counsel at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine where she oversaw corporate compliance with federal, state and local laws, with special emphasis on employment and wage and hour laws.

Ms. Lander previously worked at Akin Gump as an associate and counsel.

Ms. Lander received a J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was the chairman of the Moot Court Board, member of the Inns of Court and member of the Order of the Coif.

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