Shirley Lin Esq.

Shirley Lin Esq.

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)

Shirley Lin is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, where she represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including individual discrimination and retaliation cases; executive and professional contracts and compensation; discrimination class actions; and whistleblowing. Ms. Lin is a member of Outten & Golden's Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Group; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workplace Rights Practice Group; Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group; and Appellate Practice Group.

Ms. Lin has litigated both labor and employment cases on behalf of a variety of employees in state and federal court, and represented claimants before federal and state departments of labor. Prior to joining Outten & Golden LLP, she was a Skadden Fellow at the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF), where she represented low-wage Asian immigrant workers and labor trafficking survivors in connection with their wage-and-hour, discrimination, retaliation, and trafficking claims.

Upon graduating from the City University of New York School of Law in 2010, Ms. Lin clerked for the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. During law school, she served as Managing Articles Editor of the New York City Law Review, and represented two habeas petitioners imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and Bagram, Afghanistan, before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Before law school, Ms. Lin directed communications efforts at AALDEF, and was the Director of Community Organizing at New Immigrant Community Empowerment.

Ms. Lin graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2002, with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Spanish Languages & Literature. She was honored with the Hannah T. Croasdale Award, for “the most significant contribution to the quality of life for women at Dartmouth College.”

Ms. Lin is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the State of New Jersey, the District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.


  • City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Flushing, New York
    • J.D. - 2010
  • Dartmouth College
    • B.A. cum laude - 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • National Lawyers Guild