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Deirdre Aaron

Attorney Deirdre Aaron is an experienced litigator who has dedicated her career to representing employees. She primarily litigates wage theft actions, including class and collective actions. Deirdre has litigated and settled nationwide class and collective action cases on behalf of workers in many industries, including retail chains, banks, restaurants, and home health agencies. She has represented workers who were denied overtime, misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees, and denied minimum wages. Deirdre has also litigated disparate impact and pay equity discrimination cases.


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021-22
  • Lawdragon 500 – Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2021
  • Public Justice: Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Gonzalez v. Pritzker, 2017

Education & Background:

Deirdre Aaron is a 2004 graduate of Northwestern University and a 2010 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif). Prior to joining the firm, Deirdre worked as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor, and as a partner at the plaintiff-side employment firm of Outten & Golden LLP. Upon graduating law school, Deirdre served as a Staff Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2016)
  • State of New York (2011)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2018)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2012)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (2012)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2013)
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania (2022)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2022)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2023)

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Class & Collective Action Fundamentals,” National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), San Diego, CA – Spring 2023.
  • "Ethical Issues In Wage & Hour Cases," National Employers Lawyers' Association, Wage and Hour Conference -- Spring 2021.
  • "Class Action Simplicity Under Challenge," New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel and Dispute Resolution 2019 Annual Meeting, New York, NY -- 2019.
  • "Advanced Arbitration in a Post-Epic World," American Bar Association National Conference on EEO, Miami, FL -- 2019.
  • "Best Practices in Settling Wage-Hour Disputes," New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada -- 2018.
  • "Hybrid FLSA/NYLL Class Actions," Low Wage Worker Task Force, New York, NY -- 2016.

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