NANTIYA RUAN is Of Counsel at Outten & Golden LLP, where she primarily represents employees in class discrimination and wage and hour cases.  Ruan works from her Denver office, where she is also the Hartje and Reese Chair of Lawyering Process at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Prior to joining O&G in 2000, Ruan was a judicial clerk for Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has also clerked in the state appellate courts. From 2003 to 2004, Ruan was an associate at Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian in Oakland, California, a plaintiffs' firm representing workers in national civil rights litigations.

In 2004, Ruan joined the faculty at Denver Law where she teaches legal writing and advanced workplace law course.  Her scholarship explores the intersection of workers rights, complex litigation, and poverty law.  She also writes on experiential learning with clients and teaching.  She is admitted to practice in Colorado, New York, and California.

NANTIYA RUAN is Of Counsel at Outten & Golden LLP, where she primarily represents employees in class discrimination and wage and hour cases.  Ruan works from her Denver office, where she is also the Hartje and Reese Chair of Lawyering Process at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Prior to joining O&G in 2000, Ruan was a judicial clerk for Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has also clerked in the state appellate courts. From 2003 to 2004, Ruan was an associate at Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian in Oakland, California, a plaintiffs' firm representing workers in national civil rights litigations.

In 2004, Ruan joined the faculty at Denver Law where she teaches legal writing and advanced workplace law course.  Her scholarship explores the intersection of workers rights, complex litigation, and poverty law.  She also writes on experiential learning with clients and teaching public interest to law students.

Ruan is admitted to practice in Colorado, New York, and California.

 

Speaking Engagements

2015

  • Moderator: "Criminal Record Discrimination and Ban the Box Initiatives," National CLE Conference—Labor & Employment, Vail, Co.
  • Speaker: "Employment Discrimination: The Very Latest on What You Need to Know", Law Education Institute, National CLE Conference, Vail, Co.

2014

  • Speaker: "Whistleblower Claims— Strategies for Plaintiff and Defense Counsel", Law Education Institute, National CLE Conference, Vail, CO
  • Speaker: "Latest on Class Actions: An Update", Law Education Institute, National CLE Conference,
    Vail, CO

2011

  • Lecturer: “Silencing Wage Theft: The Impact of Class Waivers in Arbitration Agreements on Low-Wage Workers,” Law & Society Association Annual Meeting

2010

  • Co-Lecturer: “Who’s Afraid of the Big Wage Suit,” Fifth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment Law, Washington University Law School & St. Louis University Law School
  • Lecturer: “RIFs: Overview and Update,” 27th Annual National CLE Conference (LEI)

Practice Publications

  • 2010 Associate Editor: Cumulative Supplement to “Employment Discrimination Law,” 4th Ed. (BNA Books)
  • 2009 Associate Editor: Cumulative Supplement to “Employment Discrimination Law,” 4th Ed. (BNA Books)
  • Contributor, Employment Discrimination Law, 4th Ed. (BNA Books)
  • 2008 Co-Author: “Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Class Action Disputes: From the Perspective of Plaintiffs' Counsel,” 776 PLI/Lit. 255

Academic Publications

  • 2015 Co-Author: Stabilizing Low-Wage Work: Legal Remedies for Unpredictable Work Hours & Income Stability (with Charlotte Alexander & Dr. Anna Haley-Lock), 50 Harv. C.R. - C.L. L. Rev. (2015)
  • 2014 Co- Author: Scheduling Shortfalls: Hours Parity as the New Pay Equity (with Professor Nancy Reichman), 59 Villanova Law Rev. 35 (2014)
  • 2013 Author: Same Law, Different Day: The Last Thirty Years of Wage Litigation and its Impact on Low-Wage Workers, 30 Hofstra Labor & Emp. L. J. 355 (2013)
  • 2013 Author: "Sexting" and Surveillance: How Smartphones Change Workplace Harassment, 90 Denv. Univ. L. Rev. Online 7 (2013)
  • 2013 Author: What's Left to Remedy Wage Theft? How Arbitration Mandates that Bar Class Actions Impact Low-Wage Workers, 2013 Mich. State L. Rev. 1103 (2013)
  • 2012 Co-Author: The Second-Class Class Action: How Courts Thwart Wage Rights by Misapplying Class Action Rules, (with Professor Scott Moss), 61 Amer. Univ. L. Rev. 523 (2012)
  • 2011 Author: Experiential Learning in the First Year Curriculum: The Public Interest Partnership, 8 J. Ass’n Legal Writing Directors (Fall 2011) (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1678673)
  • 2010 Author: Facilitating Wage Theft: How Courts Use Procedural Rules to Undermine Substantive Rights of Low-Wage Workers, 63 Vanderbilt L. Rev. 727 (2010) (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1466106)
  • 2008 Author: Accommodating Respectful Religious Expression in the Workplace, 92 Marq. L. Rev. 1 (2008) (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1112713)
  • 2006 Author: Bringing Sense to Incentives: An Examination of Incentive Payments to Named Plaintiffs in Employment Discrimination Class Actions, 10 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol’y J. 395 (2006) (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=926212)

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