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Chauniqua D. Young

Chauniqua D. Young

New York, New York
212-245-1000 (New York Office)
312-924-4888 (Chicago Office)
415-638-8800 (San Francisco Office)
202-847-4400 (Washington DC Office)

Chauniqua D. Young is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, and a member of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group, representing employees in discrimination and wage and hour litigation.  Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Ms. Young was a Bertha Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights where she successfully litigated federal class action lawsuits on behalf of victims of discrimination, represented victims on individual claims of retaliation, and represented prisoners challenging procedural due process and First Amendment violations.

Ms. Young received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her J.D. and Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. During law school, Ms. Young worked at the International Commission for Labor Rights, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York and plaintiff-side labor and employment law firms; served as an advocate in the Suspension Representation Project and the Cardozo Human Rights and Genocide Clinic; and served as a mediator in the Cardozo Mediation Clinic. Ms. Young also served as President of the Cardozo Black Law Students Association (2010-2011) and the Cardozo Labor and Employment Law Society (2011-2012). Upon graduation, Ms. Young received the E. Nathaniel Gates Award for her work in the Cardozo Human Rights and Genocide Clinic and the Cardozo Black Law Students Association. Before law school, Ms. Young worked in development at the East Bay Community Law Center.

Ms. Young is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2012
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Sarah Lawrence College
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • NLG-NYC Spring Fling 2014 Honoree (Honoring Floyd v. City of New York Trial Team), 2014 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • The Center for Constitutional Rights, Bertha Justice Fellow
  • Best Lawyers | BEST | LAW FIRMS | U.S. News | 2016
  • Peer Review Rated | Outten & Golden LLP
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