Molly T. Senger is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. In 2021, Ms. Senger was recognized by The National Law Journal as a “Rising Star” and by The Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Lawyer” for Labor and Employment Disputes. Ms. Senger also was recently recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for Litigation – Labor and Employment. In 2020, Ms. Senger was named by Law360 as one of five “Rising Star” employment attorneys nationwide. The list recognizes “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” Ms. Senger was similarly selected as a “Rising Star” in Labor and Employment Disputes by The Legal 500 in 2019 and 2020 and by Euromoney Legal Media Group in 2020.
Ms. Senger has represented clients in a wide range of employment litigation matters, including cases involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation, wage-and-hour violations, whistleblowing, race, age, and disability discrimination, and sexual harassment. Ms. Senger has significant experience in defending against employment-related putative class actions and litigating high-stakes executive compensation disputes. 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 agencies.
In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Senger often assists clients in drafting employee handbooks, conducting anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training, investigating employment-related claims pre-litigation, and advising clients on a variety of employment-related issues ranging from sensitive personnel decisions to classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Representative litigation matters include:
Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Ms. Senger worked as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. She also served as a law clerk to Judge John D. Bates of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Ms. Senger received her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Board of Student Advisers and served as a teaching assistant for the First Year Legal Research and Writing Program. During law school, Ms. Senger interned for Judge Robin L. Rosenberg, then at the Circuit Court of Florida, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. Ms. Senger graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. While at Princeton, Ms. Senger was awarded the C.O. Joline Prize in American History for her senior thesis on George F. Kennan.
Ms. Senger is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars, and also is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Circuits.
Ms. Senger serves on the Firm’s Hiring Committee and the Associates Committee.
Harvard University - 2009 Juris Doctor
Princeton University - 2006 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar