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Naima Farrell is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment Departments.
Ms. Farrell has represented clients in a wide range of employment litigation matters, including cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour violations. Ms. Farrell has significant experience in defending against employment-related class and collective actions. She has represented employers in federal district and appellate courts across the country, as well as in arbitration and mediation, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal and state employment agencies. Most recently, Best Lawyers in America© has recognized Ms. Farrell as “One to Watch” in Appellate Practice (2023).
Recent representative litigation matters include:
In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Farrell often assists clients in drafting employment agreements, separation agreements, and arbitration provisions; conducting pre-litigation investigations of employment-related claims; and advising clients on a variety of employment-related issues ranging from sensitive personnel decisions to classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Ms. Farrell also has a vibrant pro bono practice, with a particular focus on immigration issues and constitutional challenges. Ms. Farrell serves on the Legal Advisory Committee for the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, and was named to their Pro Bono Honor Roll in recognition of her work on behalf a young victim of human trafficking.
Recent representative pro bono matters include:
Before joining the firm, Ms. Farrell served as a law clerk to the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She received her law degree magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2013, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as an articles editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. She also worked as a student attorney in Georgetown’s Center for Applied Legal Studies, where she successfully represented a client seeking asylum, and interned for the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Farrell served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bénin. She graduated from Yale University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.
Ms. Farrell is a member of the Massachusetts and the District of Columbia bars. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, the District of Colorado, and the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Pro Bono Committees.
Georgetown University - 2013 Juris Doctor
Yale University - 2007 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar