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Lauren S. Irwin

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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 courses 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 New Hampshire 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 a past president of the Gender Equality Committee and is a frequent speaker and author in her areas of expertise. She is a member of the New Hampshire Association for Justice and the New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys. She was named Best Lawyers’ 2014-15 Concord Employment Law-Individuals “Lawyer of the Year,” named among Best Lawyers’ 2017 Women of Influence, and named Best Lawyers’ 2019 Employment Law-Individuals “Lawyer of the Year.” She is also a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and an adjunct professor at University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Assistant: Mickey Snow

Education
  • JD Boston University School of Law - Graduate School
  • BA Wesleyan University - University
Memberships
  • NH Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association (President)
  • Gender Equality Committee of NH Bar Association (past chair)
  • Labor & Employment Section of NH Bar Association (past chair)
  • Federal Practice Section of NH Bar Association (past chair)
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice
  • New Hampshire Counsel of School Attorneys
  • New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association
  • NH Superior Court and NH Commission for Human Rights (volunteer mediator)
  • New Hampshire Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
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Representative Matters

  • Employment Discrimination McPadden v. Walmart

    Over $31 million recovered in a gender discrimination, whistleblower, and wrongful termination lawsuit against Walmart.

  • Employment Discrimination 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).

  • Employment Discrimination 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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