Jalise R. Burt — Employment lawyer New York

Jalise R. Burt

New York Office
(212) 245-1000


JALISE R. BURT is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, and a member of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group.  Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Ms. Burt clerked for the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York.  As an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the New York Civil Liberties Union, Ms. Burt represented individual students facing suspensions and advocated for school climate and discipline reform at the state and local levels. Ms. Burt received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) in 2014 and her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2011. While at GULC, Ms. Burt was the Managing Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives.  Ms. Burt was also a student attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic and held internships at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights; Advancement Project; and the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT and AIDS Project. Ms. Burt is the recipient of GULC’s Lorri L. Jean Student Award for Excellence in LGBTQIA Leadership and Advocacy and was an Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge honoree in recognition of her completion of over 175 hours of pro bono service. Jalise served as OUTlaw’s Academic Chair for the 2012-2013 term.

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Bar Admissions & Professional Activities

  • Ms. Burt is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the Western District of New York. 

  • Diversity Fellow, New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA),

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association/New York (NELA- NY) 

  • Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ)

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Speaking Engagements


  • Panelist: "U.S. Supreme Court’s Impact on ADR," National Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s ADR Symposium, New Orleans, LA
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Publications & Articles

From Zero Tolerance to Compassion: Addressing the Needs of Girls Caught in the School-To-Prison Pipeline Through School-Based Mental Health Services

Jalise R. Burt, 6 Geo. J.L. Mod. Crit. Race Persp. 97, 2014

Reaction to: Reforming Diversity: Finding Our Way to a more Inclusive Affirmative Action Jurisprudence

Jalise R. Burt, 5 Geo. J. L. Mod. Crit. Race Persp. 77, 2013

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