Kendall Onyendu - Whistleblower and Retaliation Employment Lawyer

Kendall N. Onyendu


KENDALL N. ONYENDU is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP in New York, where she represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including matters involving whistleblower and individual discrimination claims, compensation (and bonus) disputes, and contractual violations.

Prior to joining Outten & Golden, Ms. Onyendu worked at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs where her practice focused on employment justice, including discrimination and harassment matters.

Ms. Onyendu received her B.A. from the University of Southern California, her M.A. from Columbia University, and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where she served as a staff editor of the Texas Journal for Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, a board member of Texas Law Fellowships and a William Wayne Justice Public Service Scholar. Prior to law school, Ms. Onyendu worked in higher education administration.

  • Super Lawyer Kendall Onyendu
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Bar Admissions & Professional Activities

Ms. Onyendu is admitted to practice law only in New York.

  • American Bar Association: Member
  • Equal Justice Works: past Board member
  • American Constitution Society: Next Generation Leader
  • Association of Black Women Attorneys: Member
  • The National Black Lawyers: Member
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Speaking Engagements


  • Speaker: "COVID-19 Claims for Workers," NELA 2022 Annual Convention, San Francisco Marriott Marquis


  • Panelist: "Americans with Disabilities Act: Legal Update," Association of Workplace Investigations, Webinar


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Publications & Articles

With the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, employers are anxious to get workers back onsite. At the same time, many employees have concerns over...

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the country, many patients infected with COVID-19 will need emergency medical care. Hospitals are...

  As patients pour into hospitals and healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 emergency, health insurance coverage becomes more important than ever...

On Monday, The Supreme Court held that the ADEA allows federal employees to sue over any age bias that is part of an adverse employment action, not...

In 2010, Congress responded to years of turmoil in the financial services industry by enacting the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...

As the novel coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S., New York and many other states and cities have ordered non-essential businesses to close...

When disasters strike - including the current coronavirus outbreak - price gouging, scams, and other fraud unfortunately follow. If the government is...

In July 2019, the Taxpayer First Act ("TFA") was signed into law. It is intended to redesign the Internal Revenue Service to promote consistent...

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Awards & Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2021
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