Cody Yorke

Cody Yorke

New York, New York
(212) 245-1000
(646) 509-2060
CODY YORKE is an associate in Outten & Golden LLP, and a member of the firm’s Executives and Professionals Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Ms. Yorke worked as an associate at a leading Canadian employment law firm. Ms. Yorke was counsel in Galea v. Wal-Mart Canada Inc., a groundbreaking employment law case in which her client was awarded nearly $1.7 million, including $500,000 in punitive damages and $250,000 in moral damages, awarded in Canadian law for an employer’s bad faith. The decision is the highest moral damages award in Canadian law and one of the highest punitive damages awards in Canadian employment law.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Employee Rights
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation
  • Employment agreements

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2018
  • Ontario, 2015


  • Queen's University, Faculty of Law, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    • J.D. - 2014
  • The University of British Columbia
    • B.A. - 2009
  • York University
    • M.A. - 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Sherrard Kuzz LLP Prize in Labour Law, Employment Law, and Administrative Law
  • Torkin Manes LLP Academic Excellence & Community Service Award
  • Reuben Wells Leonard Prize in Equality Rights and the Charter

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
  • New York Women's Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York