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Nantiya Ruan Esq.

Nantiya Ruan Esq.

Of Counsel
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)

Nantiya Ruan is Of Counsel at Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY. She represents employees in employment discrimination and wage and hour class actions, and individuals in other employment matters. Ms. Ruan works from her office in Denver, Colorado, where she is a Lawyering Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

From 2003 to 2004, Ms. Ruan was an associate at Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian in Oakland, California, a plaintiffs' firm representing workers in national class action litigations.

Prior to joining O&G in 2000, Ms. Ruan was a judicial clerk for Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has also clerked in the state appellate courts. Ms. Ruan has represented children in custody disputes, indigent clients in criminal court, and, as a social worker, counseled homeless, pregnant teens and drug-addicted mothers.

Ms. Ruan received her B.A. from Villanova University in 1993 and her M.S.W. and J.D. from the University of Denver in 1999.

Ms. Ruan is admitted to practice in Colorado, New York, and California.

Areas of Practice

  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Discrimination Class Actions
  • Contracts and Benefit
  • Wage & Hour Class Actions

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • New York
  • California


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of Denver
    • M.S.W.
  • Villanova University
    • B.A. - 1993


  • Legal Writing Professor, University of Denver College of Law

Past Employment Positions

  • Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Judicial Clerk
  • State Appellate Courts, Clerk
  • Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian in Oakland, California, Associate, 2003 - 2004
  • Best Lawyers | BEST | LAW FIRMS | U.S. News | 2016
  • Peer Review Rated | Outten & Golden LLP
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