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Laura Scully

Fax +1.973.848.4001

Laura Scully is an associate in the Newark office and focuses her practice on labor and employment law on behalf of management. Ms. Scully represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including in matters involving discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage and hour disputes, civil rights, employment contracts, and labor relations. In addition, she drafts employment-related agreements, policies, and forms, and counsels clients on a wide range of employment issues, including hiring, discipline, leave, reasonable accommodations, background checks, payment of wages, and worker classifications.

Ms. Scully was selected for inclusion in the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers publication as a “Rising Star,” a listing of top lawyers 40 years old or younger.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Scully was an associate at New York City law firms, where she represented management in labor and employment matters before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies, and counseled on a variety of workplace-related issues. Before entering private practice, Ms. Scully clerked for the Honorable Claude M. Coleman in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division.


  • Oxford University Press Law Division Award
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Agency, Partnership, and LLCs
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in EU Law
  • Gold Brooklyn Law School Public Service Award
  • Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest Fellow
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 global security and aerospace company in employment litigations across the United States.
  • Representation of one of the world’s largest cosmetics companies in a federal employment action.
  • Service as outside employment counsel to a New York City-based charter school.
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 global security and aerospace company in a whistleblowing action in state court dismissed on a motion for summary judgment.
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 engineering and construction company in a discrimination and retaliation action in federal court where summary judgement dismissal was secured.
  • Representation of a non-profit health organization and its management-level employees in winning at the initial pleading stage dismissal of all claims against the individual defendants, and dismissal of all but one of plaintiff’s seven claims related to her termination of employment, in a state-court lawsuit.
  • Representation of a financial services company in obtaining a permanent injunction prohibiting a former employee from using the company’s confidential business information and an order temporarily restraining him from soliciting the company’s clients.
  • Representation of a national IT company in securing dismissal of a wage and hour audit by the New York State Department of Labor without assessment of liability or penalties.
  • Representation of various clients across diverse industries in achieving favorable findings, of no probable cause, in federal and state administrative matters involving discrimination and/or retaliation.
  • Representation of New York City-based seller with respect to employment law issues in multi-million-dollar international sale of business.
  • Performance of employment law due diligence for one of the world’s biggest online retailers and for a global logistics company.