Cassandra Lenning

Cassandra Lenning

Washington, District of Columbia
(202) 847-4400

CASSANDRA W. LENNING is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, where she is part of the Firm's individual practice group and an active member of several of the firm’s practice groups, including Discrimination & Retaliation, Executives & Professionals, Family Responsibilities & Disability Discrimination, and Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination.  

Ms. Lenning represents employees and executives in litigation, arbitration and negotiation in all areas of employment law. Her litigation practice focuses on claims of discrimination, retaliation, equal pay, breach of contract, and wrongful termination. She also provides advice and counsel to clients with respect to discrimination issues, as well as non-compete, separation, bonus and compensation, and severance agreements.

Before joining Outten & Golden in 2017, Ms. Lenning practiced at a boutique civil rights and employment law firm in D.C., and prior to that, she litigated complex human rights cases at a D.C.-based non-profit organization. She served as a fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington State, and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, where she worked on employment discrimination and wage and hour matters.

Ms. Lenning received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from University of Washington, and her J.D. from Duke University School of Law.  During law school, Ms. Lenning was actively involved in multiple civil rights organizations, and spent her summers interning at public interest organizations.

In 2018, Ms. Lenning was selected by her peers and recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2019 Rising Star.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Discrimination & Retaliation
  • Executives & Professionals
  • Family Responsibilities & Disability Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2011
  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Washington, 2018


  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2011
  • University of Washington
    • B.A. cum laude - 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Washington Council of Lawyers, Member


  • English (Primary)