Laura Wolf

Laura-WolfPhone: 303–578-4400

Fax: 303–578-4401

Email: lw@rmlawyers.com

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Laura Wolf is an attor­ney at Rathod Mohamedb­hai LLC. Her prac­tice includes advo­cat­ing on behalf of employ­ees fac­ing labor law vio­la­tions and dis­crim­i­na­tion in the work­place, ten­ants sub­jected to dis­crim­i­na­tion and retal­i­a­tion in their hous­ing, and indi­vid­u­als suf­fer­ing from abuses of their civil rights at the hands of gov­ern­ment offi­cials. Prior to join­ing Rathod Mohamedb­hai, Laura served as a judi­cial clerk for the Hon­or­able R. Brooke Jack­son on the United States Dis­trict Court for the Dis­trict of Col­orado. In the local com­mu­nity, Laura vol­un­teers as a coach for the Arrupe Jesuit High School mock trial team and has served as a Legal Night Volunteer.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Laura grad­u­ated cum laude from Har­vard Law School in May 2013. While there, she served as an Arti­cle Edi­tor and Arti­cle Selec­tion Com­mit­tee Mem­ber on the Har­vard Jour­nal of Law and Gen­der as well as an Edi­tor on the Har­vard Envi­ron­men­tal Law Review. She also par­tic­i­pated in the school’s Employ­ment Law Clinic and served as a Board Mem­ber and Com­mit­tee Chair­woman in the Har­vard Women’s Law Asso­ci­a­tion. Dur­ing her 1L sum­mer, Laura served in the Ameri­Corps JD pro­gram while intern­ing at the Legal Assis­tance Foun­da­tion of Met­ro­pol­i­tan Chicago (LAF).

Laura received her Bach­e­lor of Arts in May 2008 from Bran­deis Uni­ver­sity, grad­u­at­ing magna cum laude with a major in French Lan­guage & Lit­er­a­ture and a minor in Legal Stud­ies. Dur­ing her senior year, Laura interned at the Mass­a­chu­setts Com­mis­sion Against Dis­crim­i­na­tion, with a pri­mary focus on inves­ti­gat­ing employ­ment dis­crim­i­na­tion claims.

Dur­ing law school, Laura interned at LAF, Lichten and Liss-Riordan, and the Lawyers’ Com­mit­tee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs. Laura was also a sum­mer asso­ciate in the Wash­ing­ton, D.C. office of Gib­son, Dunn & Crutcher in their lit­i­ga­tion depart­ment. Prior to law school, Laura worked in oper­a­tions at a small hedge fund in San Fran­cisco, California.

NOTABLE SETTLEMENTS & VERDICTS

  • Prairie Mid­dle School Stu­dents v. Cherry Creek School Dis­trict (sex­ual assault in edu­ca­tion) — $11,500,000 settlement
  • Wil­son v. Paul­ing, et al., 2013cv35298, (Den­ver Dist. Ct. 2013) (sex­ual assault and employ­ment dis­crim­i­na­tion) — $3,982,136 jury verdict
  • Said Ali, et al. v. Cargill Meat Solu­tions & Team­sters Local No. 455 (reli­gion, race, and national ori­gin dis­crim­i­na­tion) — $1,653,000 settlement
  • Estate of Andrew Byrd v. City of Pueblo (exces­sive force, offi­cer shoot­ing) — $600,000 settlement
  • Araujo, et al. v. City of Fort Collins, et al., 16-cv-00966-RBJ (D. Colo. 2016) (sys­temic race and national ori­gin dis­crim­i­na­tion) — $425,000 set­tle­ment, detailed pol­icy changes
  • Con­tr­eras, et al. v. Rent-Rite Super Kegs West, et al., 16-cv-01737-CBS (D. Colo. 2016) (wage theft and race and national ori­gin dis­crim­i­na­tion) — $200,000 settlement

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Civil Rights Sec­tion Chair (2018–2019)
  • Lawyers’ Civil Rights Coali­tion, Board Member
  • Rocky Moun­tain Vic­tim Law Cen­ter, Vice Chair of Board of Directors
  • Col­orado Women’s Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, Pub­lic Pol­icy Committee
  • Col­orado Lawyers Com­mit­tee – Young Lawyers Divi­sion, Fundrais­ing Committee
  • Col­orado Plain­tiff Employ­ment Lawyers Association
  • Col­orado Labor and Employ­ment Rela­tions Association
  • Col­orado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Den­ver Bar Association

ACADEMIC LECTURING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Dead­lines & Admin­is­tra­tive Exhaus­tion of Employ­ment Claims, National Employ­ment Lawyers’ Asso­ci­a­tion, Annual Con­ven­tion (June 2018)
  • Admin­is­tra­tive Exhaus­tion of Employ­ment Retal­i­a­tion Claims, Col­orado Trial Lawyers’ Asso­ci­a­tion, Employ­ment Law Sem­i­nar (June 2018)
  • Trans­gen­der Rights & Admin­is­tra­tive Exhaus­tion Under Title VII, Employ­ment Dis­crim­i­na­tion, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Law School (April 2018)
  • #MeToo: The Cycle of a Sex­ual Harass­ment Claim, Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion (Novem­ber 2017)
  • LINC Nav­i­ga­tor Train­ing, Rocky Moun­tain Vic­tim Law Cen­ter (Octo­ber 2017)
  • Patri­archy & Domes­tic Vio­lence, Domes­tic Vio­lence Sem­i­nar, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Law School (Sep­tem­ber 2017)
  • Gen­der and Gen­er­a­tional Dynam­ics in the Legal Pro­fes­sion, Col­orado Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, CLE Unplugged (August 2017)
  • Reli­gion in the Work­place, PELA Annual Retreat (August 2017)
  • The Equal Pro­tec­tion Clause and Alien Sta­tus, Con­sti­tu­tional Law, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Law School (March 2017)
  • Use of Elec­tronic Evi­dence in the Employ­ment Law Case, CBA Employ­ment Law Fall Update: Key Strate­gies for Your Prac­tice (Novem­ber 2016)
  • Advo­cat­ing the Case: Inves­ti­gat­ing Claims, Inter­view­ing Wit­nesses, and Obtain­ing Doc­u­men­ta­tion, PELA CTLA Employ­ment Law 101 CLE (Sep­tem­ber 2016)
  • Uti­liz­ing the Unem­ploy­ment Insur­ance Appli­ca­tion Process as a Tool for Dis­cov­ery, PELA Annual Retreat 2016 Lunch Round­table (August 2016)
  • Nav­i­gat­ing and Using the Numer­ous Aspects of Colorado’s Legal Sys­tem, Col­orado Advo­cacy In Action Con­fer­ence (June 2016)
  • Refugees in Col­orado Panel Speaker, CU President’s Lead­er­ship Class Alumni Event (April 2016)
  • Resur­gent NLRB Finds Employ­ees Chilled by Com­mon Lan­guage in Arbi­tra­tion Agree­ments and Employer Poli­cies, Boul­der County Bar Asso­ci­a­tion Brown Bag (March 2016)
  • Vin­di­cat­ing Employee Rights Using Com­mon Law Torts and the State Court Sys­tem, PELA Brown Bag (Feb­ru­ary 2016)
  • Employ­ment Law Practicum, Red Rocks Com­mu­nity Col­lege (Fall Semes­ter 2015)

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Prairie Mid­dle School Stu­dents v. Cherry Creek School Dis­trict (Edu­ca­tion) (2018)
  • United States v. Glaub, 16-cr-184 (D. Colo. 2016), 17–1182 (10th Cir. 2017) (First Amendment)
  • East High School Cheer­lead­ers v. Den­ver Pub­lic Schools (edu­ca­tion) (2017)
  • McFad­den, et al. v. Meeker Hous­ing Author­ity, et al., 16-cv-2304 (D. Colo. 2016) (Dis­abil­ity Dis­crim­i­na­tion in Hous­ing, Retaliation)
  • Araujo, et al. v. City of Fort Collins, et al., 16-cv-00966-RBJ (D. Colo. 2016) (Sys­temic Race and National Ori­gin Dis­crim­i­na­tion, Retaliation)
  • Con­tr­eras, et al. v. Rent-Rite Super Kegs West, et al., 16-cv-01737-CBS (D. Colo. 2016) (Race and National Ori­gin Dis­crim­i­na­tion, Wage Theft)
  • Said Ali, et al. v. Cargill Meat Solu­tions & Team­sters Local No. 455 (Reli­gion, Race, and National Ori­gin Dis­crim­i­na­tion) (2016)
  • Wil­son v. Paul­ing, et al., 2013cv35298, (Den­ver Dist. Ct. 2013) (Assault, Bat­tery, Inten­tional Inter­fer­ence with Con­tract, and Employ­ment Discrimination)

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Col­orado Ris­ing Star, Employ­ment Lit­i­ga­tion – 2018, 2019

LANGUAGES

  • French – proficient

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Col­orado
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the Dis­trict of Colorado
  • Tenth Cir­cuit Court of Appeals