Jenny Lam is an associate. She joined the firm in February 2021 and represents clients in both traditonal labor and ERISA matters.
Jenny was previously a Peggy Browning Fellow at Worker’s Defense League, where she represented claimants challenging denials of their unemployment benefits and was a law intern at a union-side labor law firm.
Jenny earned her J.D. in 2020 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She was the Senior Articles Editor of the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice (CJERSJ), a two-term president of the Suspension Representation Project, and a student advocate with the Unemployment Action Center, where she began representing unemployment benefits claimants and provided hotline assistance to individuals regarding their claims throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Jenny was a legal intern with the Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic, where she litigated and participated in administrative hearings on behalf of low-income elderly and disabled individuals. She published her Note, Mending Violence Against Women Workers in the Bangladesh Garment Industry: An Anti-capitalist Perspective on Fabrications of “Improving” Labor Conditions, in Volume 26 of CJERSJ. In her spare time, she volunteered the Asian American Bar Association Pro Bono Clinic in Manhattan’s Chinatown and the People’s Parity Project.
Prior to law school, Jenny graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in philosophy in 2016. She won Departmental Honors in Philosophy for her Senior Honors Thesis and exhibited her work in the Senior Show and received the Dean’s Purchase Award for contemporary art. She was a member of the university orchestra and a string quartet.