Susanna Barron, an Associate at Katz Banks Kumin, joined the firm in October 2023. Ms Barron focuses her practice on employment-related matters, whistleblower retaliation, and sexual harassment cases.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Barron worked as an associate at a plaintiff’s employment and civil rights firm in New York, where she represented clients in employment and civil rights matters before the EEOC and in state and federal court. During her time there she second-chaired an age discrimination trial in the Southern District of New York and helped to reach a settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit against Yale University related to policies and practices impacting students with mental health disabilities. In 2023 she was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Employment Litigation.
She previously worked as a Staff Attorney at First Shift Justice Project, where she oversaw the Immigrant Mothers Outreach Program, representing low-wage pregnant and parenting workers in matters related to pregnancy and caregiver discrimination, accommodations, and family leave. Prior to her work at First Shift she served as a legal fellow at A Better Balance, where she staffed a legal helpline advising low-wage workers on their workplace rights related to pregnancy, leave, and caregiving responsibilities and focused on research and advocacy related to no-fault attendance policies.
Ms. Barron received her J.D., cum laude, in 2018 from Harvard Law School, where she was a recipient of three Dean’s Scholar prizes. During law school, she worked as a student attorney in the Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic and the Health Law and Policy Clinic and completed an independent clinical at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. She also interned at the Exoneration Initiative and Pregnancy Justice (formerly National Advocates for Pregnant Women) and served as president of Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice.