REENA ARORA is an associate and the New York University (NYU) Public Interest Fellow at Outten & Golden LLP. She represents employees in all areas of employment law, including both individual cases and class actions. As Outten & Golden's public interest fellow, Reena coordinates a number of the firm's pro-bono work, including running a legal clinic for the workers' committee of NICE (New Immigrant Community Empowerment) in collaboration with Urban Justice Center's Community Development Project (CDP). Before joining the firm, Ms. Arora received an Arthur Helton Global Human Rights Fellowship to work in Chiang Mai, Thailand with the non-governmental organization MAP Foundation, to protect the labor and employment rights of Burmese migrant workers. She received her B.A. Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she received the Eric Dean Bender Prize for Commitment to a Public Service Oriented Cause and Vanderbilt Medal for Outstanding Contributions to NYU School of Law.
She also received the national Equal Justice Works Award in Exemplary Public Service in 2007 for founding the Immigration Court Observation Project as part of the National Lawyers’ Guild (NLG). During law school, Ms. Arora represented a domestic worker in a wage and hour case in federal court as part of the NYU Immigrant Right’s Clinic, and prepared complex litigation on behalf of trafficked workers through a joint summer internship with the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC).