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Cody Yorke—Employment Lawyer New York, NY

Cody Yorke


CODY YORKE is an associate at Outten & Golden in New York, and a member of the firm’s Executives and Professionals Practice Group and its Financial Services Practice Group. She represents employees, partners, co-founders and consultants in the negotiation and drafting of employment, severance, independent contractor, international assignment and restrictive covenants agreements. She also counsels individuals and groups of individuals with respect to employment-related issues such as deferred compensation issues, lift-outs, restructurings and corporate transactions. Ms. Yorke has experience working with individuals in a wide variety of industries – including financial services, healthcare, law, technology, media & entertainment, consumer goods & services, and fashion & luxury retail. She is a regular contributor to the Firm’s blog.

Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Ms. Yorke practiced employment law in Toronto, Canada, including serving as counsel in Galea v. Wal-Mart Canada Inc., a groundbreaking employment law case that set the high-water mark for moral and punitive damages in Canadian employment law. Ms. Yorke received her B.A. from the University of British Columbia, her M.A. from York University, and J. D. from Queen’s University, all in Canada.

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Bar Admissions & Professional Activities

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

  • Board Secretary, 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

*Currently non-practicing status in Ontario

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Publications & Articles

Recent Legislative and Regulatory Developments in U.S. Executive Compensation

Wayne Outten & Cody Yorke, O&G Employment Law Blog, Nov. 16, 2020

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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