Areas of Focus
Judith Kong counsels employers on a wide range of employment policies, practices and other matters, helping them achieve business objectives with solutions that align with their company values and risk profiles. She draws on significant employment litigation experience — particularly in harassment and discrimination matters — to present effective ways to prevent future legal issues before they arise.
By ensuring arguments are based on solid factual and legal footing and then advocating those positions as a highly skilled writer, Judith positions her clients to achieve early and positive resolutions. Clients also appreciate her commitment to teamwork and her ability to explain how highly nuanced employment laws can impact their businesses.
Judith also conducts and supports investigations of allegations pertaining to harassment, discrimination, and other sensitive employment matters. As part of the investigation process, she further adds value by identifying ways employers can improve their performance management and auditing processes to minimize perceptions of unfair or biased treatment and prevent such claims from arising in the future.
In her career, Judith also had the unique opportunity to serve on a marketing agency client’s diversity and inclusion committee, where she worked to develop diversity programming to foster inclusion and retention of diverse employees. She gained firsthand insight into the diversity and inclusion challenges clients face and the ways employment laws intersect with a client’s diversity goals.
Defended a technology company against claims of gender discrimination and retaliation. Negotiated a favorable settlement, which helped the company avoid negative publicity and unnecessary distractions as it prepared to go public.
Represented a financial services firm in a DOL inquiry regarding COVID-19 safety practices. Counseled the client on how to best communicate its safety policies and procedures to the DOL, which resolved the inquiry almost immediately.
Counseled a major media holding company with agencies throughout the U.S., on numerous compliance, safety and reopening issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the preparation of return-to-work plans across federal, state, and city jurisdictions.
Won dismissal of multiple discrimination, harassment, retaliation and unequal pay claims against an advertising agency at a very early stage of litigation, saving our client time and money and ending any chance of a class action lawsuit.
Insights + Events
- Alert New Federal Law Limits Enforceability of Predispute Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Clauses Related to Sexual Harassment
December 8, 2022
- Event New York City SHRM | Annual Legal Update
May 17, 2022
- Alert New York Whistleblower Statute Amended to Significantly Expand Worker Protections
January 10, 2022
- Alert Amendments Expanding NYC’S “Ban-the-Box” Law Take Effect on July 29
September 9, 2021
- Demystifying COVID-19 Complexities and Thriving in Uncertain Times Counsel 2U® Labor + Employment Webinar | Workplace Re-Openings and Non-COVID Updates
June 24, 2021
- Alert New York HERO Act Establishes Additional COVID-19 Workplace Safety Requirements
May 13, 2021
- Alert NYC Sick Time Law Amended to Align with New York State Law
October 7, 2020
- Alert OSHA Guidance Requires Certain Employers to Record “Work-Related” COVID-19 Cases
June 11, 2020
- FAQ Expense Reimbursements for Work-from-Home Arrangements during COVID-19
April 6, 2020
- Alert New York State Provides Additional Guidance on Expanded Workplace Harassment Prevention Requirements
November 15, 2019
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- University of Michigan (J.D., 2012)
- Cornell University (B.S., 2008)
- The Legal 500 United States® 2021, Labor and Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling
- New York
Member, Asian American Bar Association