Lauren S. Irwin

Lauren Simon Irwin

Lauren Irwin represents plaintiffs and defendants in employment disputes and civil litigation and regularly counsels and represents individuals, schools, municipalities and private entities on employment law matters. Because she represents both employers and employees, she provides valuable insight into and knowledge of opposing counsel strategies.

Her experience includes representing clients in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, Family and Medical Leave Act and other employment cases in both state and federal courts.

She also assists employers with drafting and reviewing employment policies and practices, employment and severance agreements (including non-competes), conducting internal investigations and providing anti-discrimination and other types of training.

In addition, she represents clients at mediations and serves as a mediator in employment cases. She is a certified mediator for the New Hampshire Superior Court and the NH Commission for Human Rights.

Lauren regularly represents clients in the New Hampshire Superior Court, the Federal District Court, New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Hampshire Department of Labor and New Hampshire Department of Employment Security. She is President of the RB Board of Directors and past-president of the Gender Equality Committee and is a frequent speaker and author in her areas of expertise. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in employment law 2015-2017 and was a Lawyer of the Year in 2015, recognized by New England Super Lawyers in 2017 as well as listed as Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation for 2018.

Significant Decisions/Transactions

Representative Matters

  • Karen Pepin v. PC Connection Inc. and Gov Connection Inc.

    Verdict of $277,903.00 in gender/pregnancy discrimination and retaliation case. Claim for front pay and attorneys’ fees and costs was to be filed when case resolved (2010). 

  • Chadick v. City of Nashua

    Verdict of $200,000.00 in lost wages, compensatory damages and enhanced compensatory damages, plus attorneys’ fees and costs in gender discrimination case (2001). 

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