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Cody Yorke—Employment Lawyer New York, NY

Cody Yorke


CODY YORKE is an associate in Outten & Golden LLP, and a member of the firm’s Executives and Professionals Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Ms. Yorke worked as an associate at a leading Canadian employment law firm. Ms. Yorke was counsel in Galea v. Wal-Mart Canada Inc., a groundbreaking employment law case in which her client was awarded nearly $1.7 million, including $500,000 in punitive damages and $250,000 in moral damages, awarded in Canadian law for an employer’s bad faith. The decision is the highest moral damages award in Canadian law and one of the highest punitive damages awards in Canadian employment law.

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Bar Admissions & Professional Activities

  • Ms. Yorke is admitted to practice law only in New York and in Ontario, Canada

  • Member, LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)

  • Member, New York Women’s Bar Association

  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York

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Publications & Articles

How Can Employees Protect Their Privacy in the New Remote Workplace?

Wendi Lazar and Cody Yorke, O&G Employment Law Blog, May 13, 2020

Your First Deferred Compensation Agreement

Cody Yorke, O&G Employment Law Blog, March 20, 2020

Corporate Social Responsibility: (ESG) a United States Perspective

Co-authored by Wendi S. Lazar and Cody Yorke. Developments and Trends for Responsible Business Conduct in the Modern Workplace, 2020 Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, El San Juan Hotel & Casino, Puerto Rico

Your First Offer Letter: How Do You Respond?

Cody Yorke, O&G Employment Law Blog, October 16, 2019

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Awards & Recognition

  • Queen's Law Course Prize in Evidence

  • Torkin Manes LLP Academic Excellence & Community Service Award

  • Gavel Award

  • Reuben Wells Leonard Prize in Equality Rights and the Charter

  • Sherrard Kuzz LLP Prize in Labour Law, Employment Law, and Administrative Law

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