Lauren C. Burnetta is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office of Margolis Edelstein. Her practice focuses on representing both public and private employers in litigation and arbitration involving all aspects of employment law, including cases based on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, unfair competition, and wage and hour claims. She also advises employers on various workplace matters such as employment policies and handbooks, employment contracts, religious accommodations, workplace discrimination, and other employment issues.
Prior to joining Margolis Edelstein, Lauren served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Nina Wright Padilla in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas in the Commerce Division. During her time as a Judicial Law Clerk, Lauren assisted in various court proceedings and bench trials, performed substantial legal research on a variety of complex issues, and assisted in authoring judicial opinions.
Lauren earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she was awarded Drexel University’s Rising Advocate Merit-Based Scholarship. During law school, Lauren served as the President of the Women’s Law Society, Treasurer to the Community Service Initiative, and as a Fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. While in law school, Lauren worked as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Anne E. Lazarus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Thereafter, she worked as a Legal Intern for a small plaintiff’s civil litigation firm in Montgomery County which handled personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Lauren graduated with a concentration in health law with honors and received an Outstanding Pro-Bono Service Honors Award for completing 200+ pro-bono hours.
Prior to law school, Lauren graduated magna cum laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a major in Psychology.